Uproar at Maharashtra BJP meet over Gopinath Munde crisis

first_imgSenior BJP leader Gopinath Munde.A crucial meeting of BJP MPs, MLAs, MLCs and office-bearers, convened by Maharashtra unit chief Sudhir Mungantiwar in the backdrop of sulking leader Gopinath Munde’s “rebellion,” was held in Mumbai on Tuesday.The meeting follows speculation that after failing to get his demands fulfilled by party leadership, Munde is on his way to join the Congress.According to sources, the meeting was adjourned within a few minutes following an uproar by supporters of Munde.The MLAs then began meeting Mungantiwar, Opposition leader Eknath Khadse and Pandurang Phundkar separately, giving their opinion on the issue.Munde is reportedly disgruntled after BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, once his junior in state unit, spurned the former’s demands to make him the Opposition leader in the State Assembly and to make supporter Phundkar the state BJP president in place of Mungantiwar.Munde himself has so far not made an appearance at the meeting.There were reports that during his three-day stay in Delhi, Munde, a prominent OBC leader of the state, established contact with Congress in-charge of Maharashtra Mohan Prakash.However, Prakash has denied meeting Munde.A leading Marathi TV channel on Monday night aired what it claimed was an exclusive report saying Munde will be offered a Central ministerial berth by Congress if he joins it.Munde and other BJP members refused to comment on the report.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img read more

Messi returns to Argentina’s national team for friendlies

first_imgP2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Argentina will play Venezuela on March 22 in Madrid and then face Morocco four days later in Tangiers.The 31-year-old Messi last played for his national team eight months ago at the World Cup in Russia. Argentina lost to eventual champion France 4-3 in the last 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesArgentina has played six matches since then, all without Messi.“I believe he is happy and wants to try once more. He is welcome,” Scaloni said. “The World Cup was tough for all, even more so for him.” Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash View comments MOST READcenter_img P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, right, is challenged by Real defender Sergio Ramos during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Lionel Messi is back with Argentina’s national team.The five-time world player of the year was called up by interim Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni on Thursday for a pair of friendly matches ahead of this year’s Copa America in Brazil.ADVERTISEMENT Goalkeepers: Agustin Marchesin (America de Mexico), Juan Musso (Udinese), Esteban Andrada (Boca Juniors), Franco Armani (River Plate).Defenders: German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Juan Foyth (Tottenham), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Gonzalo Montiel (River Plate), Renzo Saravia (Racing Club), Lisandro Martinez (Defensa y Justicia).Midfielders: Leandro Paredes,(Paris Saint-Germain), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Guido Rodriguez (America de Mexico), Giovanni Lo Celso (Betis), Domingo Blanco (Defensa y Justicia), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Roberto Pereyra (Watford), Matias Zaracho (Racing Club), Ivan Marcone (Boca Juniors).Forwards: Gonzalo Martinez (Atlanta United), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Dario Benedetto (Boca Juniors), Matias Suarez (River Plate) and Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentina has not lifted a single trophy since the 1993 Copa America. It lost to Chile in the last two finals of the tournament, in 2015 and in the centennial edition of 2016, and was defeated by Germany in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.But Scaloni hopes that record will not weigh on Messi at this stage of his career.“We have the best in the world, but because of one thing or another we did not (win a title with him). We have also reached three finals with him,” Scaloni said.Argentina’s squad for the two friendlies does not include strikers Sergio Aguero of Manchester City and Mauro Icardi of Inter Milan.Squad:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Valdez, Santiago sisters lead women’s team as PH volleyball pool for SEA Games unveiledlast_img read more

Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine out of West Indies World T20 squad

first_imgAllrounder Kieron Pollard and offspinner Sunil Narine have withdrawn from the West Indies squad for the World Twenty20 starting next month in India.The West Indies Cricket Board says Pollard, who has been replaced in the 15-man squad by Carlos Brathwaite, pulled out “citing a lack of sufficient progress in his rehabilitative work” following a knee injury sustained in December.Narine is currently banned from bowling after the International Cricket Council deemed in November that his action was illegal, because all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under regulations.A replacement for Narine has not yet been named.The West Indies open the World T20 against England on March 16 in Mumbai, before further group games against Sri Lanka, South Africa and a qualifier.last_img read more

M J Akbar takes charge as MoS External Affairs

first_imgNew Delhi, July 6 (PTI) Journalist-turned-politician M J Akbar today assumed charge as Minister of State for External Affairs.He met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at her residence before taking the charge.Akbar is the second Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry after V K Singh.”A welcome addition to MEA as @mjakbar takes charge as Minister of State (External Affairs),” MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with a photograph of Akbar taking charge.65-year-old Akbar, who was recently elected to Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh, is seen as an articulate and modern Muslim voice in BJP.He was a party spokesperson and has often spoken on the governments foreign policies. PTI MPB RGlast_img read more

LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire Had An All-Time ‘Horns Down’ After Scoring Touchdown

first_img You would assume that all Horns Downs would be roughly the same, but somehow the LSU back really upped the game with this one. There’s something extra on it.WE GOT US A HORNS DOWN BABYYYYY pic.twitter.com/aVp2BB6vq4— Richard🇬🇾Johnson (@RJ_Writes) September 8, 2019He leads all rushers, with 84 yards and a score on 14 carries. As a team, LSU has 108 yards on the ground, but it has been Joe Burrow that has been the difference maker.The former Ohio State transfer has transformed from game manager to star in one off-season, and has 392 yards and three touchdowns so far tonight.Sam Ehlinger is doing his best to answer though. He has 390 total yards and four touchdowns, three passing and one on the ground.This one has been about as fun as expected. LSU leads Texas 37-28 with under six minutes remaining. A UCF player tackling an LSU back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JANUARY 01: Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire #22 of the LSU Tigers is tackled by defensive back Rahsaan Lewis #42 of the UCF Knights during the second half of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl between LSU and Central Florida at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The way LSU and Texas have interacted this game week, you’d think these two sides are annual rivals. Tigers running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire just channeled his inner Sooner, Mountaineer, or Aggie after scoring the game’s latest touchdown.LSU looked pretty dominant in the first half, leading 20-7 at the break. Texas has come alive in the second half behind Sam Ehlinger, so we have a very fun shootout going down on ABC right now.The two sides have traded touchdowns on four straight drives. On the last, Clyde Edwards-Helaire scampered for a 12-yard touchdown.After scoring, he busted out the “Horns Down” gesture that has gained in popularity—and become weirdly controversial—over the last few years.last_img read more

Students Learn History Filmmaking

first_imgFrom harvesting the bark to the final touches, 10 Nova Scotia students have participated in making an ocean-going, birch-bark canoe and learned about film-making in one unique experience. Mi’kmaq artisan Todd Labrador built the 17-foot (5.2 metre) ocean-going, birch-bark canoe at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The students participated and filmed the project through ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth, in partnership with the Mi’kmaq Liaison Office of the Department of Education. The students were mentored by film industry professionals and helped build Mr. Labrador’s canoe. “The project is a great example of government departments and the community working together to teach students and to record history for future generations,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. The 10 students come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Filming began in July and was completed this month. Twenty-seven hours of filming was done on location in Kejimkujik National Park, Maitland Bridge and Bridgewater. There was about 66 hours of filming and workshop time with the students and Mr. Labrador at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. More than 100 hours were invested in post-production, which includes editing, sound mixing and colour correction. The documentary film will premiere at the 10th anniversary of Viewfinders: International Film Festival for Youth. It will be scheduled as part of the following programs at Empire Theatres Dartmouth Crossing:– 10th Anniversary Gala event, today, April 13, 7 p.m.– Aboriginal Shorts, Friday, April 15, 12:15 p.m. More information of the Viewfinders Film Festival is available at www.atlanticfilm.com/view .last_img read more

Rain expected in DelhiNCR in next 48 hours

first_imgNew Delhi: Rainfall in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday has brought some relief from the scorching heat as the temperature dropped significantly in the region. The Met department is expecting rain and thunderstorm to continue in the capital and the NCR in the next 48 hours. Residents of Delhi have been witnessing pleasant weather for the past four days. The Ridge Observatory in the capital recorded a maximum temperature of 33.8 degree Celsius on Wednesday, which was 5 degrees below normal. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark Aya Nagar recorded the highest temperature of 37 degree Celsius, which was expected to go down as the day progressed. The Safdarjung area also recorded similar temperatures. Pleasant conditions were also witnessed in the airport area near Palam where the maximum temperature was around 37 degree Celcius. The pleasant conditions have been attributed to the western disturbance moving across the hills of North India and moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea in the wake of Cyclone Vayu. Temperatures in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad are expected to remain pleasant in the coming two days before the mercury again goes up in the weekend.last_img read more

3 held with gold bars worth Rs 1 cr

first_imgKolkata: Three persons were arrested at the Jorasanko police station on Thursday for allegedly trying to smuggle gold bars worth more than Rs one crore.According to sources, on Thursday, the police got a tip -off that a few persons will come to Burrabazar area with huge quantity of gold. Based on the secret information, police started keeping a tab in Burrabazar area. In the afternoon, the police identified three persons and detained them. The trio was taken to Jorasanko police station and their bags were searched. During the search, the police found three gold bars and a lot of cash. Following the evaluation, it was found that the gold was valued worth Rs 1.14 crore approximately. The money was also counted and it was found that they were carrying Rs 1.35 lakh with them. Gold and cash were seized. During the investigation, the police suspect that the gold was smuggled from Bangladesh. The trio had come from Rajasthan and Mumbai to receive the gold from Kolkata. Police are trying to know whether the arrested persons are connected with any hawala group. Recently, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had arrested four persons from Salt Lake and seized gold worth Rs 2.53 crore.last_img read more

The Queen visits Canada House to mark confederation

first_imgLONDON – The Queen has visited Canada House in central London to mark Canada’s 150th birthday.The Queen was joined by her husband Prince Philip at the celebration Wednesday.She was given a sapphire brooch from the Canadian people to mark her sapphire jubilee.Governor General David Johnston used what is likely to be his final meeting with the queen before his term of office ends to thank Elizabeth for her “65 years as our sovereign.”He praised her role in Canada’s national life.The Queen toured a collection of Canadian artifacts from the royal collection — including many with photographs of her presiding at important events.It was the final public engagement before the queen begins an extensive summer holiday in Scotland.last_img read more

CRTC holds hearing into dispute between Quebecor and Bell over TVA Sports signal

GATINEAU, Que. — The head of Quebecor questioned the power of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in its quarrel with Bell.The telecom regulator held a hearing today to address the dispute between the two media companies that led to the temporary suspension of TVA Sports’ signal for Bell subscribers until a judge last week ordered the return of the service.In his opening comments, CRTC chairman Ian Scott reiterated its role in “protecting Canadians” who are “victims of this dispute.”But Quebecor chief executive Pierre Karl Peladeau responded by raising doubts about the commission’s power to force the service to continue during the dispute, especially when one side doesn’t want to maintain a business relationship with the other because of a dispute over royalties paid to the specialty channels.Bell executives later accused Quebecor of “spreading lies” and asked for the revocation of TVA Sports’ licence, or at least a suspension until the end of NHL playoffs.Last week, the Quebec Superior Court ordered Quebecor to restore the signal of the three TVA Sports channels to Bell subscribers by Friday night, which Quebecor did. Companies in this story: (TSX:BCE, TSX:QBR.B)The Canadian Press read more

UNICEF underscores toll climate change takes on children

“They pay with their health, their development and – too often – also with their lives,” Hilde Johnson, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, told reporters in New York.Every year, three million children under the age of five die from environment-linked diseases, such as diarrhoeal disease, respiratory infections and malaria, and the agency predicts that these numbers will rise with climate change, she said.Curbing climate change and UNICEF’s top priority – to protect and support the health, development and education of children – are closely interlinked. “Action to protect the environment will protect the basic rights of children,” Ms. Johnson noted.Ms. Johnson voiced hope that the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, will produce a successful outcome.Acknowledging that UNICEF does not have an environmental mandate, she said the agency nevertheless hopes that emissions reductions become a reality due to the detrimental impact of global warming on children.The agency today also launched a new publication spotlighting the concerns of children and youth about climate change.Entitled “Climate Change and Children,” it also outlines the dangers global warming poses to children in the form of food insecurity, deforestation, lack of energy infrastructure, increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, disease and water scarcity. 12 December 2007Children are among those who are most devastated by climate change, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today. read more

Libya UN calls for active participation of women in drafting of new

“It is no secret that the drafting of the constitution and the preparations involved are of special significance to Libya’s democratic transition towards stability and prosperity,” the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said in a news release. “Representation and meaningful participation of women in the Constitution-Drafting Assembly and in the process of drafting the constitution will consequently contribute to the building of the new Libya.”UNSMIL noted that women played a significant role in sparking the 17 February Revolution which toppled former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi two years ago. “[Women] worked tirelessly to consolidate the values of the revolution in building an inclusive state of law and equality, and impressively participated in the country’s first free elections in over four decades,” UNSMIL said.The Mission added that women’s representation in public life has largely been possible due to the special measures adopted for the elections last year, which allowed 32 women to win seats in the parliament, and urged decision-makers to consider adopting special measures in the elections to the Constitution-Drafting Assembly.“Special measures for women, including quotas, are effective tools in helping increase women’s political participation and are in line with international standards and obligations,” UNSMIL said. “The elections of 2012 serve as an exemplary example of the positive impact of special measures on women’s representation, not only for Libya but for the whole world.”The Mission also reiterated its commitment to support Libyans in their democratic transition, and in particular to facilitate the participation of women in public life. read more

Backed by UN AsiaPacific countries to advance space technology for development transformation

Adopting a ministerial declaration on Wednesday, countries also agreed to enhance resilience and mitigate disaster risk, through a regional action plan, making Asia-Pacific the first region ever to adopt a coordinated approach to using space technology and geospatial information services, in the service of development.Hongjoo Hahm, the acting head of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), highlighted that the declaration reaffirms countries’ commitment to the key role of space technology for a sustainable future.“Our region has the potential to achieve a developmental transformation that will serve as a global model on the cooperative use of innovative technologies for the common good of humankind,” he said.Our region has the potential to achieve a developmental transformation that will serve as a global model on the cooperative use of innovative technologies for the common good of humankind – Hongjoo Hahm, acting head of ESCAPAccording to ESCAP, countries that do not have space programmes or have limited capacity, can benefit immensely by working with nations which do. One such example is Mongolia – a pilot country for a space-based drought monitoring mechanism – which recently established its own surveillance system, with technical support from China, India and Thailand.The 21-point ministerial declaration also includes a specific call on Governments to promote women’s participation in science and technology education, in addition to the space and development pledges.Countries also urged the UN to promote regional cooperation and support sharing of good practices as well as assist with the development of national polices relating to the aims of the declaration.Action plan on space applications for sustainable developmentAlso endorsed on Wednesday, the Asia-Pacific Plan of Action on Space Applications for Sustainable Development (2018-2030) will help countries harness space applications and digital innovations to strengthen the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The Plan of Action was formulated through a comprehensive and inclusive consultation process driven by country needs, according to ESCAP.It focuses on six key sectoral areas, including disaster risk management; natural resource management; connectivity; social development; energy; and climate change, and will be implemented through research and knowledge-sharing; capacity-building and technical support; and intergovernmental processes.On mitigating impacts of climate change, for instance, specific action includes developing space application capacity for climate modelling and vulnerability mapping as well as providing access to Earth observation data and products derived from space data through the Space Climate Observatory.ESCAP is the UN’s socio-economic development arm in the Asia-Pacific region. Its 53 member States and 9 associate members span a geographic area from the Pacific island of Tuvalu in the east to Turkey in the west, and Russia in the north to New Zealand in the south. The region is home to nearly two-thirds of the world’s population. read more

Sagosen show for Norwegian revenge

← Previous Story SEE YOU IN MAY 2018: Ukrainians and Croats win Masters Handball World Cup Next Story → RK PPD Zagreb to present Kasim Kamenica as new coach In their first encounter after finall at World Championship 2017 in Paris, Norway beat France 35:30 to come closer to VISA for the EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia. The future playmaker of Paris Saint Germain, Sander Sagosen was brilliant with 13 goals.Norway – 35: Espen Christiansen (GB) ; Torbjorn Bergerud (GB) – Sander Sagosen (13/17) ; Joakim Hykkerud ; Bjarte Myrhol (4/5) ; Kent Robin Tönnesen (5/6) ; Magnus Joendal (4/5) ; Henrik Jakobsen : Kristian Björnsen (5/8) ; Andre Lindboe ; Christian O’Sullivan (2/5) ; Eivind Tangen (0/1) ; Goran Johannessen (2/2) ; Harald Reinkind ; Espen Lie Hansen.France – 30: Thierry Omeyer (GB) ; Vincent Gerard (GB) – Nedim Remili (7/12) ; Olivier Nyokas ; Daniel Narcisse (5/7) ; Nikola Karabatic (2/5) ; Kentin Mahé (5/8) ; Mathieu Grébille (0/1) ; Timothey N’Guessan (4/5) ; William Accambray ; Luc Abalo (4/5) ; Cédric Sorhaindo ; Luka Karabatic (0/1) ; Ludovic Fabregas (2/4) ; Adrien Dipanda ; Valentin Porte (1/1)TEXT: Djordje Pevcevic read more

Greeks struggling to pay taxes

first_imgThe Greek state has collected less tax revenues than what was expected during September, with data released on Wednesday by the State General Accounting Office revealing that the net budget revenues target for the month was missed by €93 million.The figures paint a dramatic picture about the citizen’s inability to pay their taxes, as this was a month where both income tax and Single Property Tax (ENFIA) payments were made.Taxes not finding their way to the Greek state’s coffers could have an impact on the country’s negotiations with its creditors over the amount of the primary surplus, potentially leading to more pension cuts from the next year onwards.Meanwhile, according to the figures, the primary budget surplus has climbed to €4.795 billion surpassing the €2.52 billion target, owing partly to a €1.283 billion shortfall in Public Investment Program spending during 2018 until the month of September. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Maradona apologise for monumental theft comment

first_imgDiego Maradona has tendered an apology to FIFA and its referees for his comments where he said that England’s last 16 victory over Colombia in the World Cup was “a monumental theft “ and that the referee Mark Geiger that was sent to officiate the match was not up to the job.Earlier today FIFA rebuked Maradona for comments about the credibility of Geiger and it seems Argentina’s legend has become remorseful for his comment as he has finally said he is so sorry for such comments about Tuesday’s game.“Overcome by emotion in cheering for Colombia the other day I said a couple of things and I admit, some of them were unacceptable,” Maradona wrote on his Instagram account.“My apologies to FIFA and its president (Gianni Infantino); although I sometimes disagree with some refereeing decisions I have the utmost respect for the work — which isn’t easy — that the referees do.”Lautaro has a better start than Argentina’s greatest legends Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After his impressive exhibition vs Mexico last Tuesday, Lautaro Martinez officially surpassed the start of Argentina’s greatest legends.We truly can’t stress enough incredible Lautaro…England became victorious in the match on penalties following 120 minutes that looked like a war zone and protests to the referee as well as the drama of feigning injury.FIFA, on the other hand, said it was “doing everything within its power to ensure principles of fair play, integrity and respect are at the forefront of this World Cup and how the organisation is now run.”In that context, FIFA said it was “extremely sorry to read such declarations from a player who has written the history of our game.”last_img read more

DRAM Drops Surprise EP Thats A Girls Name

first_img Hear DRAM’s Surprise EP dram-drops-surprise-ep-thats-girls-name Facebook The GRAMMY-nominated rapper/singer has gifted the world with a new three-pack of tracksRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 18, 2018 – 3:33 pm DRAM — yes, of “Broccoli” fame — is back at it again. This time he surprise-released a new EP titled That’s A Girl’s Name on July 18. DRAM Drops Surprise EP ‘That’s A Girl’s Name’ NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 17, 2017 – 3:06 pm DRAM Talks Favorite Kendrick Lamar Tour Off-Day News Email Twitter The three-pack of tracks includes, per Billboard’s assessment, “the bubbly ‘Best Hugs,’ a more self-reflecting DRAM on ‘WWYD?’ and the rock-tinged ‘Sundress’ to close it all out.” The set was produced by Josh Abraham and Ogilee.That’s A Girl’s Name follows DRAM’s 2017 holiday-themed EP #1HappyHoliday and his 2016 debut full-length studio album Big Baby D.R.A.M., which includes features from GRAMMY winner Erykah Badu and GRAMMY nominee Lil Yachty.And if you are attending the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival on July 22, you might just hear the charismatic rapper perform these news tracks live during his set.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Panchagarh schoolgirl raped

first_imgA fifth-grader was reportedly raped by a local trader at Radhanagar union in Atoari upazila of Panchagarh, reports UNB.According to the victim’s statement, local trader Arif Hossain forcibly took her to a field and violated her when she was on her way to attend a programme of devotional music just one kilometer from her house on 16 August.After returning home, the victim shared the matter with her parents.Victim’s father filed a case with Atoari police station on 18 August in this regard, while police arrested Arif from his house in Sardarpara area of Mirzapur union in the upazila.The victim was admitted to the upazila health complex, said officer-in-charge of Atoari police station.last_img read more

99 Ouya Android gaming console hits Kickstarter

first_imgUpdate: It seems Ouya is turning out to be incredibly popular. Not even a day has passed and the total raised is about to fly past the $950,000 Boxer8 hoped to raise. Could this end up being a Kickstarter project more successful than Double Fine Adventure?When we first started hearing about the stylish Ouya gaming box, there weren’t a lot of details to go around. Its creators were aiming for a street price of $99, the console and controller were designed by Yves Behar, and all the games offered on Ouya would be free-to-play. Now, Ouya has hit Kickstarter and Boxer8 (the company behind Ouya) is offering up the full details.For starters, they’ve revealed hardware specs. The Ouya will run an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor (just like the Nexus 7), 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. That’s not a ton of space for games if you’re talking about full-blown, immersive console-quality titles, but there is a USB 2.0 port onboard as well, which should make hooking up an external hard drive possible. Ouya will also feature 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and an HDMI output will push 1080P video to your HDTV or monitor.Android is the key, of course, and Boxer8 is hoping that ease of development and hackability will attract developers to Ouya in swarms. They’ve already gotten some of the biggest names in indie game development interested, including Mojang, Karateka, and Madfinger Games. One interesting note is that every Ouya will ship with the platform’s SDK installed — meaning it’s not just a console, but a development unit as well.And all the great games Boxer8 hopes fill the stores of Ouya’s digital market? They’ll include a free-to-play option. Whether that’s a trial, a feature-limited experience, or a full-blown freebie funded by in-game purchases is up to developers, but they’re following the model established by mobile games and an incresing number of MMOs it seems.While games are front and center, video will be an important part of the Ouya experience, too. Boxer8 has already teamed up with Twitch.TV, the popular game broadcasting service. It wouldn’t be a shock to see apps like Netflix and Hulu make their way to Ouya either, since it’s really just another Tegra 3 Android device.Boxer8 is already a third of the way to their $950,000 goal — not a surprise since $95 gets you a first-run console and controller. If a projected ship date of March 2013 doesn’t bother you, head on over to Kickstarter and pledge away. Every dollar they raise past their goal just means more awesomeness once the Ouya arrives.More at Kickstarterlast_img read more