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He’s Baaaack: A-Rod Back on Roster

first_imgNEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez’s season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended.The New York Yankees reinstated the third baseman from the restricted list.Rodriguez was suspended by Major League Baseball for violations of the sport’s drug agreement and labor contract and lost just over $22 million of his $25 million salary. The three-time AL MVP, who turns 40 on July 27, is owed $61 million by the Yankees over the next three seasons. New York general manager Brian Cashman said it’s possible Rodriguez may see some time at first base.New York did not have to make a move on its 40-man roster because 10 players became free agents, including David Robertson, Hiroki Kuroda and Ichiro Suzuki. Jeter, the Yankees’ captain, has retired.Rodriguez, who was married to Cynthia Scurtis from 2002-2008, is a chrismated Orthodox Christian.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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ESPN Says These ACC Teams Are College Football Playoff Contenders

first_imgACC football logo.Twitter/@theACCESPN released a roundtable discussion Friday morning in which its college football writers decide just how many College Football Playoff contenders there are in each conference heading into 2016. As you’d expect, ESPN believes the ACC has two playoff contenders – Clemson and Florida State.From ESPN’s Andrea Adelson:For the first time, the ACC has multiple playoff contenders headed into the season: Clemson and Florida State. Their emergence has begun to change the narrative about ACC football, which has muscled its way into the national conversation over the past three seasons. So far, the league is 2-for-2 in getting teams into the College Football Playoff. (It also has the last BCS champion.) Whether it goes 3-for-3 largely depends on its two best teams: The Tigers hope to get back into the playoff for a second straight season behind Deshaun Watsonand seven other returning starters on offense; Florida State hopes to take down the Tigers behind Dalvin Cook and a stout defensive front. They meet Oct. 29 in Tallahassee, Florida. The winner has the inside track, though it probably has to end up undefeated to assure its playoff spot.The ACC has been decided during the annual meeting between the Seminoles and the Tigers for some time now, and that does’t appear to be changing in 2016. Louisville is a young, talented team that could cause some fits, and Miami has a leader in quarterback Brad Kaaya, but the conference will be won on October 29 in Tallahassee. MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Toughest Stadiums To Play In This YearHow Much Money The Big Ten Made Last YearMatt Leinart Jokes About Kevin Love’s Quotelast_img read more

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College Football Player May Not Be Allowed To Compete Due To Medication For Seizures

first_imgA general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)C.J. Harris was set to play for Auburn football this season. The Georgia native called it “a dream,” after he was offered the chance to be a walk-on for the Tigers. However, a medication that he takes to battle seizures is banned by the NCAA, and may not be able to play.As a sophomore in high school, C.J. Harris was diagnosed with epilepsy, after suffering his fourth seizure. It took until January 2017, after 14 total seizures, for doctors to find a medication that worked. Harris began taking cannabis oil, and has been completely seizure-free for over a year.Cannabis oil contains a small amount of THC, which is banned by the NCAA and shows up in drug tests. Because of this, he cannot play for the Tigers while on the medication.The situation has put the Harris family in a really tough bind. From WGXA:Curtis said telling his son he couldn’t play college football was “the hardest thing I’ve done.” He compared it to the conversation his father had with him at the age of 6, when his father told him and his sister that their mother had passed away.“You’re taking something away from a kid who’s worked so hard in his life to get there,” Curtis said. “And you’re just taking it away because he’s taking a medication that’s helping with his disability.”Cannabis oil is the only medication that has worked to prevent C.J. Harris from having more seizures.Now, he is looking for alternate options on both the medicine and football fronts. If he cannot find an alternate medicine that passes NCAA regulations, he may have to play at a lower level:Now, it seems like Harris has two options — find a new medicine or give up on his dreams of playing NCAA football.He’s currently looking at some junior colleges and NAIA programs to play for next season. Harris also says he’ll check in with some new doctors in the coming months to see if there are any alternate medicines he could take that would allow him to pass a drug test and play at the highest level of college football.This is a brutal situation for someone like Harris, whose dream has been to play college football, and may lose the chance through no fault of his own. You would hope that an exception could be made for him, given his medical situation, but that is not generally how the NCAA operates.[WGXA]last_img read more

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Working Group to Sustain Peace in St. Catherine North Police Division

first_img A stakeholder working group has been formed in the St. Catherine North Police Division in an effort to sustain the positive results of the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) in the area.The group, comprising members of the security forces, political representatives, business leaders, community leaders and the church, was formed at a meeting of stakeholders organised by the joint security forces with responsibility for the SOPE.The meeting, which took place at the Church of God of Prophecy Convention Centre on Old Harbour Road on Thursday evening (April 12), was held to facilitate discussion and collaboration among the various interests within the division on a plan to maintain the gains once the SOPE ends.Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Clifford Blake, who was the main presenter, implored persons to participate in the discussions with solutions in mind to improve the division’s outlook. He noted that while the gains of the SOPE were good, the security operations could not and would not last forever.He reiterated that sustainable peace needed to be maintained and that the next two months were critical in arriving at solutions to achieve this. “We want to leave here this afternoon with a working group and a resolve that the security forces, politicians, members of the business community and all of us combined are going to work together to sustain peace, not only in St. Catherine North but in Jamaica,” he said.“While the security forces take the lead to sustain and keep the peace, building the peace is everyone’s responsibility,” DCP Blake noted further.He said he was pleased with the afternoon’s turnout and indicated that there were sufficient persons present “to start a good thing”.For his part, Commanding Officer of the St. Catherine North Division, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Beau Rigabie, welcomed the group and expressed confidence that it would arrive at some workable ideas on how to sustain the positive results that have, so far, been achieved.“The concept that I would want them to embrace is to look calculatedly at the nuances that affect the division. We would also want them to look at whatever measures they think can create the avenue for change,” he said.SSP Rigabie pointed out that much of the gang-related crime in the division is driven by extortion and that when that source of revenue is removed, it would leave a void that needs to be filled with legal sources of income.“I want them to look also at the various agencies that can come in and give alternatives to these persons, because whilst we remove one avenue of revenue, there will be the need to replace it. So, I am hoping that this committee will be looking towards the various alternatives to the revenue that they normally have,” he said. The SOPE in the St. Catherine North Division began on March 18 for an initial two weeks. It has since been extended to July. Story Highlights The meeting, which took place at the Church of God of Prophecy Convention Centre on Old Harbour Road on Thursday evening (April 12), was held to facilitate discussion and collaboration among the various interests within the division on a plan to maintain the gains once the SOPE ends. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Clifford Blake, who was the main presenter, implored persons to participate in the discussions with solutions in mind to improve the division’s outlook. He noted that while the gains of the SOPE were good, the security operations could not and would not last forever. A stakeholder working group has been formed in the St. Catherine North Police Division in an effort to sustain the positive results of the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) in the area. last_img read more

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Elderly couple maid found murdered in Vasant Vihar

first_imgNew Delhi: Residents of South West Delhi’s Vasant Vihar area woke up to the news of a horrific murder on Sunday. An elderly couple and their maid were found stabbed to death at their residence in Vasant Apartment and their throats were allegedly slit.The Delhi Police claimed that robbery was not the motive behind the killing. Police identified the deceased as Vishnu Mathur (78) and Shashi Mathur (75) and their maid as Khushbu (24). Both were retired government employees. “Vishnu retired from group C services as Pharmacist whereas his wife Shashi was earlier with a municipal body,” police said. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkAccording to the Vasant Vihar residents, the incident came to light after another maid found them dead and alerted other residents. “She found the doors bolted from the outside. When she entered the house, couple and their help were lying dead,” residents said. The couple was found dead on the bed and the house help’s body was found lying on the floor. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devinder Arya said that prima facie it seems nothing has been robbed. “They (deceased) were stabbed. They are probing every angle in the case,” said DCP Arya. The elderly citizens lived on the first floor of the house. At the spot, residents were talking that late night a PCR call was made regarding the incident but the house number was given wrong. DCP Arya denied this fact. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe posh locality is covered with several CCTV cameras. Police have started scanning CCTV footages of the area to check whether the accused has been captured on CCTV camera entering and leaving the house. “The details related to the deceased maid is also being checked,” added an investigator. A board which was installed at one of the entry points of the society reads that “Vasant apartment comes under Neighbourhood Watch scheme”. Usha Singh, neighbour of the deceased told Millennium Post that for last several days she had not seen Vishnu Mathur. “Aunty (Shashi Mathur) stayed in bed as she had some health issues. Uncle (Vishnu Mathur) used to walk in society. For last several days I have not seen him,” said Singh. They had two caretakers of which one used to live with them. “She had one daughter who lives in the Greater Kailash area with her family,” said Singh. Neighbours clueless about incidentNew Delhi: The neighbours living close to senior citizens’ apartment who were murdered in Vasant Vihar said that they did not hear any noise from the deceased’s house late night on Saturday. Rosy, who lives on the second floor of the house where the elderly couple lived, said that she had two dogs including a labrador who barks after seeing or hearing any unusual or suspicious activities in the locality.”On Saturday they (dogs) also remained quiet. I also did not hear any noise,” said Rosy. She further added that entry in their house was only allowed after Vishnu Mathur (deceased) confirmed the visitor’s identity. “I met them four months ago to know about their health,” added Rosy. Usha Singh who lives next to the deceased house, came to know about the incident in the morning after she went outside hearing some noise. “Shocked what I can say, this is something happened for the first time in the locality,” residents said. Some of the residents said that they were also in the locality late night but they did not hear anything. According to Vasant Vihar residents, the family had shifted 15-20 years back in the area. “Earlier Vishnu Mathur came for a morning walk in the area but for last few months no one saw him. Very kind persons,” said Maniram, another resident. Residents said that the area had a police post in front of the entry gate. Delhi Police data Delhi Police chief recently held a meeting with the districts in which he had directed them to take stern action against the violent crime. The Delhi Police data on heinous crime against senior citizens revealed that in the year 2018 as many as 63 cases were registered. In the year 2017, nearly 96 cases were reported. “There is a decrease of 34.38 per cent in crime against senior citizens,” claimed Delhi Police.last_img read more

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Aboriginal child welfare agency workers rally for better pay fewer cases

first_imgTina House APTN National NewsA rally was held over the weekend at the constituency office of the minister of Children and Family Development in Vancouver.The organizers said there is a funding shortfall for Indigenous children and the child welfare agencies that help them.That, in turn, means a heavier caseload for workers.thouse@aptn.calast_img

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American Elections Explained

By Mohamed ZefzafThe ContextLike most nations in the world, The United States is a society divided along many lines. These divisions are not just across economic, social, ethnic, or religious demarcations; they are, especially, acute along political affiliations. Such affiliations-or lack, thereof- determines who is elected president of the United States. The artful Politician who is best able to carefully dance between these constituent parts is usually the winner. The Yellow Dogs DemocratsA cursory examination of the American electorate reveals that slightly less than a third are registered democrats. No matter what, a substantial majority of this group consistently votes along party line. They are often labeled “Yellow Dogs Democrats.”Meaning-and this is metaphorical, of course- that in any election, even if the party’s nominee is a yellow dog, they’ll still support the dog- as long as it is a democrat.The Die-hard RepublicansJust like their counterparts on the democratic side, a portion of the American people always votes Republican, regardless of the standard bearer. These die-hard Republicans, faithfully and repeatedly, choose party first. That leaves the remaining forty-five percent of the electorate- the so-called middle voters. This large group is not affiliated with any political party.The UnaffiliatedPresidential hopefuls know-and history bears this out- that the unaffiliated, or independents, are the most influential voters in general elections. Their decision is based on issues and candidates rather than ideology. These men and women are heterogeneous and represent every segment of the American people; they’re flexible, sensible, and not driven by dogma. Unlike the Yellow Dogs Democrats, or the Die-hard Republicans, this Great Middle has no party loyalty. In all previous elections, the formula for potential presidential winners is to secure their respective base first, but without alienating the all-important unaffiliated block.The Mathematics of Presidential ElectionsThe mathematic is simple: In the United States, it is virtually impossible to be elected by the yellow dogs or the die-hard alone. There are just not enough of them. That is why presidential nominees of both parties must pivot to the Great Middle, to the unaffiliated voters. Traditionally, it is this crucial constituency that actually decides who is elected president of the United States.In the current equation of American electoral politics, Donald Trump stands for a loud and vocal minority. This faction makes the sort of constant background noise the media loves, amplifies, and lives for. The reality, however, is that throughout America’s history, successful candidates must carefully calibrate their rhetoric so as not to make it impossible for them to attract the unaffiliated voters.For well-documented reasons, Donald Trump has crossed the Rubicon of political decency; he is too close to the abyss to ever credibly walk toward the necessary political center, where elections are won or lost. It follows, therefore, that it is very unlikely for him to become the next president of the United States. read more

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FRMF to Hire Lyons Former Coach as Technical Director for the

Rabat – Former coach of French football club Olympique Lyonnais (OL), Bruno Genesio, was spotted at Mohammed V International Airport on Monday, May 27.The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has reached out to him for the position of technical director of the national football team, which has been vacant since the departure of Nasser Larguet on May 4.In early May, French sports daily newspaper L’equipe announced that Bruno Genesio is a top candidate for the FRMF for the position of technical director. Info dernière minute. Bruno Genesio a Casa pour négocier le poste de DTN pic.twitter.com/qULqTxMEcY— حسام (@TheRealHoussam) 27 May 2019Genesio’s visit to Morocco is most likely to negotiate his contract terms with the FRMF officials. read more

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5 billion fine doesnt mark the end of Facebooks troubles

Facebook will pay a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and will be subject to broader oversight, but ongoing probes in Europe and the U.S. could present even bigger headaches for the company.The FTC fine is by far the largest the agency has levied on a technology company.“This fine signals that regulators are ratcheting up the pressure,” said Dimitri Sirota, the CEO of BigID, a business data privacy company, in an email. He said that the FTC action, together with recent European fines on British Airways and Marriott, shows that regulators around the world are getting bolder in cracking down on data privacy violations.The fine will not handicap a company of Facebook’s size, but Sirota said it could damage its image and lead to a further loss of trust.The real threat, however, are the restrictions and government oversight that come with the fine. That potentially could apply to multiple investigations that stretch from Europe to North America.Facebook for a decade had largely been trusted to regulate itself and keep its 2.4 billion users’ interests at heart.Then came Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, fake news and the Cambridge Analyticascandal, in which a political data mining firm affiliated with the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump improperly accessed the personal data of as many as 87 million users.Regulators in Europe and the U.S. took notice.Facebook now faces the prospect of not only billions additional in fines, but also new restrictions.Following are some of the ongoing investigations and potential legal threats involving Facebook.— U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionFacebook disclosed Wednesday that it will pay a separate $100 million fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges it made misleading disclosures about the risk of misuse of Facebook user data. Facebook isn’t officially admitting wrongdoing there either.— U.S. Justice DepartmentThe U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.— Irish Data Protection CommissionIreland’s data regulator has launched an investigation of Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data leak last year. At issue is whether the company complied with strict European regulations that went into effect in May 2018 covering data protection. Under the new rules, companies could be hit with fines equal to 4 per cent of annual global turnover for the most serious violations.The probe could potentially cost Facebook more than $2.3 billion in fines based on its 2018 revenue, or more if it makes more money this year, which is all but certain. The commission, which handles online data regulation for the European Union, has nearly a dozen open investigations on Facebook that include its subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram, which could carry additional . Facebook says it is co-operating with the investigations.— U.S. Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe U.S. government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination in March for allegedly allowing landlords and real estate brokers to systematically exclude groups such as non-Christians, immigrants and minorities from seeing ads for houses and apartments.The civil charges filed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development could cost the social network millions of dollars in penalties. More important, they’re already affecting the company’s business model — its ability to target ads with near-surgical precision. By its nature, this sort of targeting excludes some people and includes others. And that’s not always legal.The charges came despite changes Facebook announced just a week earlier to its ad targeting system. The company had agreed to overhaul its targeting system and abandon some of the practices singled out by HUD to prevent discrimination, not just in housing listings but in credit and employment ads as well. The move was part of a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union and other activists. But HUD didn’t join the settlement. Facebook says it continues to work with civil rights experts on the issues.— Canada’s privacy czarIn more fallout from Cambridge Analytica, Canada’s privacy head announced in April that he is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax privacy practices allowed personal information to be used for political purposes.A joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart said major shortcomings were uncovered in Facebook’s procedures. It called for stronger laws to protect Canadians. Facebook says it is taking the investigation seriously.— U.K., Belgium, GermanyIn October, British regulators slapped Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The company said it is appealing the fine, so the matter is still, technically, unresolved.The Belgian Data Protection Authority and Germany’s Federal Cartel office are also looking into Facebook’s data collection practices.— Washington D.C., state attorneys generalIf the federal investigations weren’t enough, Facebook also faces local government bodies. Attorneys general for Washington, D.C. , and California are looking into Cambridge Analytica, while the New York attorney general is investigating the company’s unauthorized collection of 1.5 million users’ contact lists. Facebook said that it is working with the New York attorney general’s office and that the collection was unintentional. It also says it is co-operating with the other attorneys general in their probes.Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press read more

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UN mission sets up security zone in eastern DR Congo gives rebels

A statement issued by the mission says that any individuals in the area of North Kivu province that includes Goma and Sake who are not members of national security forces will be given 48 hours from 4pm (Goma time) today to hand in their weapons to a MONUSCO base and join the DDR/RR (disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, Reintegration and Resettlement) process. “After 4pm on Thursday, 1 August, they will be considered an imminent threat of physical violence to civilians and MONUSCO will take all necessary measures to disarm them, including by the use of force in accordance with its mandate and rules of engagement,” the statement says.Over one million civilians live in the relatively small area of Goma and Sake, and along the road that connects them where, amongst others the Mugunga camps, temporary home to nearly 70,000 people displaced by the conflict, are situated.According to MONUSCO, since mid-May, the area has seen repeated attacks by M23 against national troop (FARDC) positions in an apparent attempt to advance on Goma and Sake. “In these attacks, the latest of which started on 14 July, the M23 has used indiscriminate and indirect fire, including by heavy weapons, resulting in civilian casualties, the Mission says, adding that M23 has also targeted UN installations. “The security zone will push these indirect fire threats out of range of Goma [and] may be expanded and repeated elsewhere, where it is needed,” the statement says.The deadline follows the arrival in Goma of MONUSCO Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, who announced that the Mission will support the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) to establish a security zone around the area of Goma and its northern suburbs.“I congratulate the FARDC on its actions over the past weeks,” the force commander said. “However, Goma and Sake remain very vulnerable and we need to make sure that negative elements do not continue to pose a risk to civilians in this area.”Over the past year, the M23, along with other armed groups, has clashed repeatedly with the FARDC in the eastern DRC, with the rebels briefly occupying Goma in November 2012. The fighting, which erupted again in recent days, this time dragging in a group of Ugandan-based rebels, has displaced more than 100,000 people, exacerbating an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region which includes 2.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid.“We continue to call on all parties to find a political solution to the current conflict as foreseen in the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DR Congo and the region,” says Moustapha Soumaré, acting Head of MONUSCO in the statement. “In the meantime, we will do everything in our power to protect civilians against the threat posed by any armed groups.”Adopted in February by 11 African leaders and four regional and international institutions (11+4), the document and has since been hailed as a “framework for hope” in the Great Lakes region. read more

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Step up humanitarian support to 71 million people and invest in Sudans

“Millions of people face serious and growing humanitarian needs,” said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, at the end of a three-day visit to Sudan, stressing the importance of unimpeded, sustained humanitarian access.“Many have suffered for the past 15 years, but we cannot let them slide back into a situation where they become completely dependent on humanitarian assistance,” he added, underlining the need to scale up longer-term development aid to help the country make itself more resilient.During his mission, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs met Government officials, welcoming their efforts to improve humanitarian access to remote areas, including those controlled by non-State armed groups.Mr. Lowcock also spoke with humanitarian partners and visited settlements for those internally-displaced in Murta and Kulba, in South Kordofan.While unilateral ceasefires have improved security across Darfur, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile, recent skirmishes between armed groups in pockets of Darfur’s Jebel Marra region have caused a wave of internal displacement, said the relief chief. “It is critical to strengthen social protection mechanisms for the most vulnerable, including returnees, internally displaced people and host communities,” he said, highlighting his particular concern for the protection of women and children who are vulnerable to sexual violence.Mr. Lowcock commended the Sudanese Government and people in hosting some 1.2 million refugees this year, including over 770,000 from war-torn South Sudan. Price increases mean that many cannot afford to buy food, while recent fuel shortages have impacted the ability of aid convoys to reach many in need.He urged the international community to provide more support to the 2018 UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plan, which is appealing for $1.4 billion. So far this year, donors have provided some $229 million. read more

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SMMT Award for Automotive Innovation 2012 – broad interest shown as entries

SMMT’s Award for Automotive Innovation, sponsored by GKN Driveline and supported by The Times, is already collecting entries from a broad cross-section of applicants, little more than a month since the competition launched for its third successive year.Highlighting UK automotive’s current capability at the forefront of global low-carbon research and development, the Award recognises innovations within manufacturing, design and engineering, acknowledging ideas that have already benefitted, or have the potential to deliver excellence in the sector.Companies, teams and individuals from across UK automotive are invited to participate in the competition, which will be judged by a panel of industry experts including Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive; Dave Salt, GKN Driveline Chief Engineer; Ian Downing, Business Growth Fund Investment Director; Rob Llewellyn, TV presenter and automotive enthusiast, and Robert Lea, Industrial Editor, The Times.“This Award recognises the exceptional strength of UK automotive innovation, design and engineering. By celebrating success and showcasing talent we can help fast track new ideas and business opportunities,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “There is no doubting the high calibre of automotive talent; the Award for Automotive Innovation 2012 calls for cutting-edge entries that demonstrate technical strength and ingenuity from across the UK.”Jaguar Land Rover scooped last year’s Award for the Land Rover Range_e, an affordable plug-in hybrid 4×4 concept. In 2010, the Award was won by Gordon Murray Design for its iStream manufacturing process.The Award for Automotive Innovation 2012 is free to enter and the winner will be announced at SMMT’s 96th Annual Dinner on 27 November 2012 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane. To book tickets for the SMMT Annual Dinner, click here.  For more details on the Award for Automotive Innovation 2012, click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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La Xbox 720 présentée dès janvier 2012

first_imgLa Xbox 720 présentée dès janvier 2012 ?La future machine de jeux de Microsoft pourrait être annoncée dès le CES de Las Vegas en janvier 2012. La Xbox 720 ou Loop serait-elle plus qu’une console ?L’année 2012 semble bel et bien partie pour être l’année de la nouvelle génération pour les consoles de jeu. Après Nintendo qui a présenté sa Wii U en juin dernier, c’est désormais à la Xbox de Microsoft de nourrir la machine à spéculations. Nous avions déjà appris que le nom de code de cette nouvelle machine serait Xbox Loop. Cette fois, selon Numerama, le constructeur pourrait dévoiler en partie sa machine lors de sa traditionnelle conférence inaugurale du CES de Las Vegas en janvier prochain. À lire aussiOncologie : quand le jeu vidéo réduit le temps de traitement des patientsLe plus grand salon électronique de la planète pour un lancement de console, cela paraît surprenant sachant que ce genre d’annonces est effectué plutôt lors de l’E3, le salon de jeu vidéo de Los Angeles. Ou alors Microsoft dévoilerait des orientations moins centrées sur le jeu vidéo pour sa machine vedette.Le géant de Redmond a déjà fait quelques pas sur une intégration de Windows dans tous ses produits, peut-être que la Xbox fait partie de sa stratégie concernant la télévision. Dans ce cas une annonce au CES devant l’ensemble de la presse high-tech mondiale ferait sens. Microsoft ambitionne de transformer sa machine en media-center complet, notamment avec l’arrivée de la VOD ou de chaînes de TV comme le bouquet Canal + en France.En tous cas, le cycle de 10 ans annoncé par le constructeur pour sa machine semble désormais écarté, la concurrence faisant rage sur ce marché du vidéo-ludisme. Microsoft pourrait lancer sa machine dès fin 2012 ou au plus tard en 2013.Le 18 novembre 2011 à 17:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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