One dead as violence escalates in Darjeeling It was a beautiful cloudy morning in Darjeeling with the occasional drizzle that makes the hills look even greener. With shops, commercial establishments and schools remaining closed on the third day of the indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ( GJM), it seemed like a day of usual protests. There was no hint of that the situation would spiral out of control and blood would stain the streets of Darjeeling.When I reached the GJM headquarters at Singamari, I observed that there was a modest deployment of security forces. At about 11.15 a.m., a group of about 200 women emerged, carrying a huge national flag and shouting pro-Gorkhaland slogans. Soon another group of several hundred women protestors joined them. As the chants for Gorkhaland became louder, it became evident that the security forces were vastly out numbered.As the situation began to turn violent, the police resorted to a lathicharge and then tear gas to control the crowds. The protest broke up with people running in panic. A tear gas shell exploded very close to where I stood, forcing me to join the running protesters. I managed to find a small alley to escape. The doors of all the houses were shut. I was joined with another journalist from an English daily.And that is when I saw the hundreds of young men and women with their faces covered, who had taken position on the undulating hill road above the party office. Armed with stones and other projectiles, they were attacking the trapped police contingent below. Police once again resorted to tear gas shelling and lathi charge. As smoke filled the locality, I could neither breathe nor see. Sounds of bricks falling on vehicles and the bursting of tear gas shells filled the air.Also Read No mercyThe protesters were in no mood to show any mercy to anyone who was not on their side; not even to journalists. When a few tried to threaten me with bricks, another protester intervened. “Our fight is not with you,” he said. “It is with Mamata.” But rescue from the mob was not easy. The young man knocked on several houses, before a door opened and we were quickly pulled in. The house owners, who offered paying guest accommodation to students, allowed both of us to stay till the violence raged outside.Later, when we stepped out, the entire stretch resembled a war zone. Stones and bricks lay all over; cars stood with shattered windscreens and windows.Three overturned vehicles were burning.Another protester asked me who I was, and offered to take to me to safe place. He convinced a house owner, a young gym instructor, to offer us shelter for a while.“Please give us good coverage. We are not terrorists, you know. ,” the protestor kept repeating. After staying put there for half an hour, the gym owner opened a gate. As we left, and he quickly shut the gates.
The 24-year-ol Rabiot said there were many other reasons he decided to join Juventus, including the lure of playing with Cristiano Ronaldo, and also because the club is “a level higher than PSG.”Rabiot spent most of his career at PSG, apart from a brief loan spell at Toulouse. He played 240 games for the club and helped it to a number of domestic trophies, including five league titles.However, Rabiot has not played since December and ran down his contract in a troubled last season in Paris after contract talks, involving his mother Veronique as agent, stalled.“The past six months were difficult both on a sporting level and on a personal level for me,” Rabiot said. “Today that is closed. It’s a new adventure and a beautiful adventure I’m sure.“I hope to do my best, I want to do my best. I just want to lay the past behind me.”Rabiot has six appearances for France, but none since his refusal to be on standby for the 2018 World Cup which France won.TweetPinShare0 Shares TURIN, Italy — New Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot said conversations with club great Gianluigi Buffon helped convince him to sign with the Italian champion.Rabiot was presented to the media on Tuesday, after completing his free transfer move from Paris Saint-Germain the previous evening.Rabiot spent last season with Buffon at PSG and they could be teammates again if the goalkeeper rejoins Juventus for what would be an 18th season at the Serie A side.“I have to say that last season I spoke a lot with Gigi,” Rabiot said. “He gave me so much advice, we talked a lot about Juventus obviously because he knows the squad well, the club.“He was the best person I could ask advice from or talk to. His opinion matters a lot to me … so certainly he had a part to play in my decision.”
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is set to be introduce a third club competition from the 2021-22 season, the head of the association representing Europe’s biggest clubs said on Tuesday.European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli told his members at a meeting in Split that the new event would bring the “overall number of clubs” involved in UEFA club competition to 96, the ECA said on Twitter.”Pending approval of the UEFA executive committee, the ‘green light’ has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of the 2021-22 season,” Agnelli said.Agnelli is also president of Juventus and sits on the UEFA executive committee, occupying one of two seats allocated to club representatives. UEFA were not immediately available for comment.Europe currently has two club competitions — the Champions League, which features 32 teams in the group stage, and the second-tier Europa League, which has 48. Europe used to have a third competition for winners of domestic cup competitions, known as the Cup Winners’ Cup, but it was abolished in 1999. Domestic cup winners now enter the Europa League.Agnelli was due to hold a news conference following the meeting later on Tuesday.The ECA has previously called for more clubs to be involved in European competitions and a “greater certainty of matches” for participating clubs.Agnelli also repeated his call from last year for a drastic overhaul of the international match calendar, which is drawn up by global soccer body FIFA and allocates dates for national team games.advertisement”A detailed assessment of the existing International Match Calendar is required prior to presenting a new model post-2024. The current model needs modernising,” he said.(With inputs from Reuters)
Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar looks up to former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he believes the wicketkeeper has done a lot for the team.”For someone like me, I try and learn from watching each and every player we have in our team because everyone has done something in the past and they have won matches for the team especially Dhoni, who has done a lot for the team. I definitely look upto him,” Shankar told reporters after India lost the three-match T20I series 1-2 against New Zealand on Sunday.India had levelled the series in the second match but the touring side fell short by four runs in the series-decider match at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.Shankar, who injected some momentum with Rohit Sharma for India during the run-chase, top-scored with his 43 off 28 balls.”Every tour, every game is very important for me. In the matches that I have played in so far, I think I have reasonably done quite well but I could have done a lot better. It is a great learning for me. I am just looking to get better everyday,” he said.”The most important thing for us is to be really consistent and adapt ourselves to different conditions and keep performing. I think this is the only thing which can keep pushing us. T20 is such a format where we need to be flexible, as batsman we need to know the situation and be aware of what is happening around. I look to be flexible and give my best to my team,” Shankar said.advertisementIndia will next play home series against Australia. The series will comprise two T20Is followed by five-match ODIs, beginning February 24.Also Read | MS Dhoni falls for 2 in 300th T20 match as India lose narrowly to New ZealandAlso Read | Lightning quick MS Dhoni stumps Tim Seifert in less than a secondAlso Read | MS Dhoni ensures Indian flag doesn’t touch the ground as fan rushes out to touch his feet
Roger Federer delivered another vintage Centre Court performance to reach a record-extending 17th Wimbledon quarterfinal.Federer ousted 17th-seeded Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in a match that only lasted 1 hour, 14 minutes.The eight-time Wimbledon champion lost only one point on his serve in the first set and didn’t face a break point until he was up 3-0 in the third. He saved that one and went on to serve out the match at love.The 37-year-old Federer became the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal since Jimmy Connors did it at 39 at the 1991 U.S. Open.Four-time champion Novak Djokovic is into the Wimbledon quarterfinals again after beating Ugo Humbert in straight sets.Djokovic took advantage of 34 unforced errors to win 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court and set up a meeting with David Goffin.Djokovic, who beat Kevin Anderson in last year’s final, reached his 11th Wimbledon quarterfinal. That puts him level with Boris Becker in fourth place on the all-time list. Roger Federer was trying to reach a record-extending 17th later.Goffin beat Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (9), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.Sam Querrey also advanced after winning an all-American matchup against Tennys Sandgren 6-4, 6-7 (9), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).Coco Gauff’s unexpected but remarkable run at Wimbledon came to an end.The 15-year-old American, who became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon’s main draw in the professional era, lost to former No. 1 Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 in the fourth round..Gauff knocked out five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round, and then saved two match points in the third round to reach the second week of a Grand Slam tournament in her debut.advertisementPlaying on No. 1 Court, the second biggest stadium at the All England Club, Gauff had plenty of support from the crowd. But Halep, the 2018 French Open champion and a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2014, had the better shots. She broke Gauff five times and took advantage of 29 unforced errors.Gauff did manage to save two more match points when serving at 5-2, but Halep won the next game to reach the quarterfinals.Johanna Konta reached her second Wimbledon quarterfinal by coming from a set down to knock out two-time champion Petra Kvitova.Konta, the only British player left in the tournament, won 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court. Konta missed two match points at 5-2 in the decider but served it out on her next opportunity when Kvitova sent a shot long.Kvitova hit 40 winners to Konta’s 22, but also had 34 unforced errors compared to 21.In 2017, Konta became the first British woman since Virginia Wade in 1978 to reach the semifinals at the All England Club but she lost in the second round last year.Konta also came from a set down to beat Sloane Stephens in the third round. She will next face Barbora Strycova.Also Read | Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams crushes Carla Navarro to reach quarters, Rafael Nadal thrashes Joao SousaAlso Read | Wimbledon 2019: Ashleigh Barty’s run ends, Alison Riske reaches quarterfinalsAlso See
Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara Editors’ Recommendations The Best Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 Bourbon makes everything better. This is a fact of life. It doesn’t matter if it’s making an empty glass better (by making it not empty) or if it’s being added to a sauce of some sort, in each and every instance, bourbon can help a situation.That’s why, when we have to cook something, we usually turn to something with bourbon in it. Sure, we may screw up a cut of meat from time to time, but you know what will help that? Bourbon.Below, we’ve collected the best bourbon-based sauces (and then some) that you can buy online. From barbecue sauce aged in bourbon barrels to sweet syrups infused with bourbon, you can’t go wrong with anything on this list.Lillie’s Q Bourbon Barrel Aged BBQ – $15Often, bourbon barbecue sauces are bourbon-y because they have bourbon added to them. There is nothing wrong with that — in fact, we love us some bourbon barbecue sauce. Lillie’s Q, though, has taken it up a notch by aging the Smoky Barbecue Sauce in bourbon barrels for six months. Talk about dedication to bourbon (and barbecue).Bourbon Barrel Foods Worcestershire Sauce – $20If you hadn’t already guessed, Louisville’s Bourbon Barrel Foods knows its stuff when it comes to the “bourbon plus other stuff” equation. Of the brand’s many sauces, the barrel-aged Worcestershire sauce is the most renowned. Not only do you get the piquant notes from the Worcestershire, but you also get the somewhat smokey, oaky notes of bourbon. Win-win.Plochman’s Bourbon Mustard – $20 for 6Beer and brats go together, so why not bourbon and mustard? Plochman’s takes its spicy brown mustard and infuses it both bourbon and maple syrup to give it a sweet, rounded flavor. Hot pretzels (and hot dogs) will never be the same.Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup – $38Do we really have to say anything else about this one? The name in the title should be enough here. Pappy & Company works closely with Bissell Maple Farms in Ohio, aging the farm’s maple syrup in used Pappy 23 barrels. What results is sweet, beautiful, and great on more than just pancakes.Stubbees Bourbon Infused Honey – $22Another one in the sweet group, Stubbees’ bourbon-infused honey is a match made in small batch heaven. Floral honey is infused with bourbon, making it not only great as a glaze for meat but for cocktails (hot toddies, anyone?) or literally, anything else that you can use honey in.Red Clay Orange Habanero Hot Sauce – $7If you’re not a hot sauce user, it may strike you as funny that hot sauces are often aged in barrels of some sort. Red Clay, a Charleston, South Carolina-based company, takes their sauces and ages them for two months in used bourbon barrels, giving the sauces time to not only age, but take on a wonderful complexity from time in barrels.Brooklyn Brine Whiskey Sour Pickles – $10.99Brooklyn Brine didn’t fiddle around with aging in barrels. Instead, for the Whiskey Sour Pickles, the company simply dropped whiskey into the brine. Working with nearby Finge Lakes Distilling, Brooklyn Brine used McKenzie Rye Whiskey to spike pickles, imparting a smoky flavor in the process. The best part? Automatic pickle backs when you’re done with the pickles.Rare Tea Bourbon Barrel Aged Tea – $40-plusWhat started with dry-aging teas in whiskey barrels has expanded as the Rare Tea Company has seen demand rise. Currently, the company has teas wet-aging in rye, bourbon, brandy, and sherry barrels. These teas are pricy, but they’re worth it (if you can get your hands on some). What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less
BENGHAZI, Libya – Shops and schools closed across Benghazi Tuesday as residents of Libya’s second city responded to calls for civil disobedience to protest deadly clashes between radical Islamists and the army.The call by the city council came as a source said defence ministry officials were in talks with jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia on an offer of safe passage out of the city on condition its fighters leave their weapons behind.The army clashed with jihadists on Monday after one of its patrols was attacked near the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia, a group blamed for the killing of the US ambassador in 2012. The health ministry said seven people were killed in the fighting and around 50 wounded.On Tuesday, the army deployed across the eastern city, taking control of key roads, an AFP correspondent reported.Troops were also in control of the Ansar al-Sharia headquarters in the city of Ajdabiya, south of Benghazi, which residents had attacked late Monday, forcing jihadists to flee, before handing it over to the army.Benghazi was the cradle of the 2011 uprising during which NATO-backed rebels toppled and then killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi.Since the end of the uprising, Libya has been hit by waves of deadly violence much of it blamed on heavily armed former rebels who have banded into militias each with its own ideology and allegiance.The government has been struggling to integrate the former rebels into a regular army and police, or make them surrender their weapons.Fed up by the government’s inability to rein in the gunmen, the city council called on residents to show their frustration through three days of “civil disobedience”, including strikes.The move brought Benghazi to a near standstill with schools, universities, shops, banks and public offices all closed, as residents mourned the dead.Earlier this month, residents of the capital Tripoli observed a similar campaign of protests against militias in response to deadly violence, prompting some of them to pull out of the city.Jihadists seek ‘safe’ exitDefence Minister Abdallah al-Teni said his ministry was in touch with Ansar al-Sharia to find a solution that would avoid further bloodshed.Ansar al-Sharia is requesting a “safe corridor” for its fighters to leave Benghazi but army chiefs are demanding they leave behind their heavy weapons, the minister said, according the spokesman of Libya’s top political body, the General National Congress.A GNC delegation also arrived in Benghazi on Tuesday at the request of the city council.Late on Monday Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, fresh from talks with US and British officials in London on the violence wracking his country, flew into Benghazi briefly for meetings with security officials.Last week, the US military said it hopes to train 5,000 to 8,000 troops for the fledgling new army, following a request from Zeidan.Zeidan met both US Secretary of State John Kerry and Britain’s William Hague in London on Sunday and after the talks the US top diplomat vowed to help stabilise Libya.The Benghazi violence comes as the authorities take steps to evacuate militias from Tripoli, on the back of popular discontent in the capital against armed groups.Less than two weeks ago, 46 people were killed and more than 500 wounded after militiamen opened fire on peaceful demonstrators in Tripoli prompting armed clashes.Ansar Al-Sharia advocates the implementation of sharia Islamic law and has systematically refused to recognise the authority of the central government or its security services.The group controls areas of Benghazi as well as Sirte and Derna, also in eastern Libya, and has been blamed for bloody attacks against foreign missions, judges and security personnel.The most daring attack, in September 2012, targeted the US consulate in Benghazi, killing ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Ansar al-Sharia denies any involvement.
WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers boosted their stockpiles in November and their sales rose at the fastest pace since the spring of 2011, encouraging signs for economic growth.The Commerce Department says wholesale business stockpiles rose 0.6 per cent in November compared with October, when inventories had risen just 0.3 per cent.Sales in November surged 2.3 per cent, rebounding from a 0.9 per cent decline in October. It was the biggest one-month sales gain since March 2011.More restocking leads to more factory production, which boosts economic growth. Faster restocking helped the economy grow at a 3.1 per cent rate in the summer.With the November increase, wholesale inventories grew to $498.9 billion. That’s 29.6 per cent above the post-recession low hit in September 2009. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jan 10, 2013 10:10 am MDT US wholesalers boost stockpiles 0.6 pct. in November, sales rise at fastest pace in 20 months AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The United Nations health agency today confirmed the latest case of Novel Coronavirus, bringing to 10 the total number of cases detected globally of this rare illness.The latest case is a resident from the United Kingdom who developed symptoms at the end of last month. He has been hospitalized and is currently receiving intensive care. Investigations revealed that the man had recently travelled to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.The World Health Organization (WHO) said this is “a sporadic case” that does not alter its risk assessment. However, it added that the new case “does indicate that the virus is persistent.”Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which cause illness in humans and animals. In humans, these illnesses range from the common cold to infection with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).“Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns,” the agency said in an update. “Testing for the new coronavirus of patients with unexplained pneumonias, or patients with severe, progressive or complicated illness not responding to treatment, should be considered especially in persons residing in or returning from the Arabian peninsula and neighbouring countries.”Of the 10 cases confirmed so far, two have been reported in Qatar, five in Saudi Arabia and two in Jordan. All patients were severely ill, and five have died.WHO did not advise special screening at points of entry nor did it recommend that any travel or trade restrictions are applied. The agency added that it will continue to work with its partners to monitor the situation closely and investigate any reports of SARI cases in health care workers.
← Previous Story STRUGA 2018: Dobrogea Sud Constanta are at the final! Next Story → STRUGA 2018: RK Celje Pl and Dobrogea Sud for the trophy! “10.000 for handball”BESIKTAS MOGAZRamazan Done Besiktas Mogaz played 23:23 against RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko in the last round at Struga 2017 after period in which they were six goals down…Right back Ramazan Done netted for a point in the last attack…
IRISH CLOTHING RETAILER Primark is investigating after a customer discovered a hand-stitched label with a damning message on a £10 dress she purchased in the store.Rebecca Gallagher from Swansea, Wales, was surprised to find a second tag sewn over the regular Primark label, which read ‘Forced to work exhausting hours’.She told the South Wales Evening Post that to her, the label looked like a “cry for help – to let us people in Britain know what is going on.”She said she rang Primark to ask what was going on, but was put on hold for 15 minutes before being cut off. Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesAccording to Vogue, the company claims it has no idea how the label ended up on the dress. They are exploring two avenues – the possibility that it could have been added once the dress arrived in the UK, or sewn in by a factory worker before it was shipped.A spokesperson for the chain has said they found the incident “strange” as there were no other incidents of this kind related to the dress in question.Primark’s code of conduct sets out the core principles that suppliers and factories must follow to ensure products are made in good working conditions, and that the people making them are treated decently and paid a fair wage.Primark’s ethics came under fire in 2011 after the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh killed 1,000 workers, 580 of whom were employed by a Primark supplier.The company recently announced that it will pay out €7m in compensation to workers who were injured and the families of workers who died in the collapse.This Northern Irish speeding ad has gone viral because it’s just so horrific>Here’s how Twitter reacted to Enda Kenny’s interview with Gay Byrne last night>
Bohemians 2-0 Cork City WHAT’S RARE IS wonderful. Home wins at Dalymount Park are like hen’s teeth and despite some excellent performances this season, so are Steven Beattie goals.Beattie and midfielder Eoin Wearen both hit goals which will have manager Owen Heary breathing a huge sigh of relief. The win though was soured by a horrible injury that saw Brian Lenihan stretchered off the field with 79 minutes on the clock.It was the Leesiders who put all the pressure on in the opening five minutes with Billy Dennehy firing over from a free as well as having two corners that amounted to nothing. After that Bohemians took control, dominating possession while playing some really attractive football.They fired a warning shot in the sixth minute. Left-back Anto Murphy slipped a nice pass through the Cork defence but Dinny Corcoran couldn’t latch onto it before goalkeeper Mark McNulty gathered safely.Two minutes later Murphy struck one of those dangerous crosses that make a centre-half’s eyes water. The ball curled behind the back four and across the face of goal before Steven Beattie’s diving header at the far post slipped through the hands of McNulty. Beattie lies injured on the ground after scoring for Bohs.Unfortunately the striker, injured in the process, didn’t get to celebrate his first goal for the club as he received treatment. He was later to succumb to the injury midway through the second-half.With 23 minutes on the clock Kevin Devaney was denied what would have been a goal of the season contender. He latched onto a ball from Murphy in the right corner of the box. The winger controlled it with his chest before unleashing a bullet of a volley that most likely left a dent in the crossbar. Beattie’s follow up shot was just wide.Cork’s visits forays into the Bohemians’ half of the pitch were rare in the first-half and they managed just their second shot in the 42nd minute. Cillian Morrisson had a pop from the edge of the box but Dean Delany made an excellent save, tipping it over the bar.It was a quiet start to the second-half with the first decent goal chance only coming 13 minutes after the break. It was a nice delivery from Kavanagh way out on the right flank. Dano Byrne was unmarked at the back post but the defender failed to get any power on the header.Devaney got a second chance to double his team’s lead in the 67th minute. The nimble winger ran onto a Corcoran pass before cutting in off the flank. His shot flew well over the bar.Then disaster struck for Cork City when Lenihan sustained a very nasty looking injury. The young midfielder rose over Pender for a high ball but landed very awkwardly from a good height. Lenihan didn’t move and looked unconscious as the Bohemians full-back went to check on him. Lenihan is stretchered off the pitch before being brought to hospital.He received lengthy treatment on the pitch from the St John’s Ambulance staff before being stretchered off in a neck brace. The ref would later play 13 minutes of additional time.John Caulfield’s men looked shook after seeing their team mate stretchered off in such a distressed state and having used all of their substitutes, were reduced to ten men. The game looked done and dusted and it was just minutes later.Eoin Wearen stabbed home the second from close range with just ten regulation minutes left to play. It came from a corner which the home side failed to clear. As it bobbled around the box, Wearen pounced to double the lead.The visitors defended bravely right until the final whistle as Bohemians laid siege on their goal. Devaney, Kavanagh, Corcoran and substitute Jason Byrne were all guilty of missing chances to make it 3-0 on the night.The sides meet again in a month’s time in the third round of the FAI Cup. Tonight’s win sees Bohemians leapfrog Derry City into sixth place in the table, the team they last won against at home.BOHEMIANS: Delany, Pender (C), D. Byrne, Price, Murphy, Devaney (90+10 Buckley), Wearen, Lopes, Kavanagh (K. Moore 90+8), Beattie (J. Byrne 64), Corcoran. Substitutes: Memery, Mulcahy, McEvoy, Moore.CORK CITY: McNulty, Dunleavy (C), D. Dennehy, Healy, O’Flynn (Morrissey 64), Morrison (Kearney 55), Murray, Lenihan, B. Dennehy, O’Sullivan, Davoren (O’Shea 55). Substitutes: J. Kavanagh, G. Kavanagh, O’Leary, O’Brien.Referee: Neil Doyle.Dietmar Hamann still has a soft spot for his 2002 Ireland jerseyCork v Bohs, and the rest of the draw for the FAI Cup Third Round
Remember those signal issues that some Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners were having? According to Verizon, there is no actual signal problem, the only problem is with the number of bars being displayed. The carrier is supposedly working on a software update to fix the graphical glitch.Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney said that the update will adjust the signal strength indicator to match other Verizon devices. She stressed that there isn’t any issue with the Galaxy Nexus’s performance. There was no word on the update’s release date, but other Verizon reps have said that a signal-related update will arrive sometime in January.If you feel like you’re having a case of deja vu, you may be remembering Apple’s antennagate fiasco in 2010. One of Apple’s first responses to the negative press was that iOS was displaying the signal inaccurately. An update to iOS 4 then made the signal bars a bit taller, but it didn’t change the fact that the issue was related to the iPhone 4’s external antenna.While it would be easy to dismiss Verizon’s solution as another company trying to take the easy way out, its explanation is consistent with our testing. On five different Verizon Galaxy Nexus units, our Android expert Russell Holly was unable to reproduce the supposed signal issue. While it’s a relatively small sampling and doesn’t prove that nobody is having the issue, we have yet to experience it ourselves. PC Mag’s Sascha Segan did see the problems with his Galaxy Nexus though, so we know the issue is hit-and-miss.So does this solve the problem? It might: a signal indicator that shows less bars than usual could combine with sketchy LTE coverage to give some the impression that there is an issue. As conflict tends to draw more focus than peace does, it’s easy to blow something like this out of proportion and walk away with the impression that it’s more widespread than it is.We’ll continue to monitor the issue, but for now it looks like the Verizon Galaxy Nexus has a perfectly functional LTE radio.via Computer World
Dec 2nd 2016, 8:00 PM The Ultimate Fighter Season 24 Finale takes place, with Mighty Mouse up against Tim Elliot on Saturday night.Finally, there’s a full slate of NFL games on Sunday as the playoff picture should become a little bit clearer..Showbiz, Baby!Remember this game between Barca and Real in 2005? Ronaldinho scored two cracking individual goals and received applause from the Real fans. Source: FC Barcelona/YouTubeThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! By Kevin O’Brien Nico Rosberg has sensationally retired just days after winning the F1 World ChampionshipCristiano Ronaldo is accused of using an Irish company to avoid Spanish taxThe final shortlist for FIFA Puskas award is announcedThe Brisbane coach says they’re not in the race to bring Robbie Keane to OzThe Best Thing We SharedThe kids at a Cork school received a visit from John Kavanagh and the UFC lightweight belt. Source: The42.ie/YouTubeOn The RecordNico Rosberg quits Formula One while he’s at the top.Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One World Champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I’ve made it. I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right.” Mayo GAA team expenses rose to €1.6 million this year but they still had a surplusPat Hickey set to return to Ireland as bond money for passport is receivedJoey Carbery will start at 10 as Leinster look to bounce back against DragonsAway Source: James Crombie/INPHO 1 Comment Home Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO Share11 Tweet Email https://the42.ie/3117111 Friday 2 Dec 2016, 8:00 PM 8,624 Views Source: David DaviesWhere we were todayShane Costello was at Leinster Rugby’s press conference at the RDS to hear from Leo Cullen and Isa Nacewa, while Ben Blake was at the Aviva Stadium to chat with new Shamrock Rovers signing Paul Corry. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOThe Fixture ListThere are some big matches in the Premier League this weekend, including Man City against Chelsea in the early Saturday kick-off.In La Liga the Nou Camp is the venue for El Classico, Barcelona v Real Madrid, at 3.15pm on Saturday.It’s a relatively quiet weekend in the GAA world, although there’s a big game in Portlaoise where Cuala play O’Loughlin Gaels in the Leinster club SHC final.A number of Pro12 ties are taking place, with Connacht, Ulster and Leinster in action on Saturday.England play Australia in the final round of Autumn Internationals.We have a busy weekend of horse racing, with some big races at Sandown and Fairyhouse.All eyes will be on Tiger Woods this weekend at the Hero World Championships, while Paul Dunne is in action in South Africa. We’ll Leave It There So: Larkin bids farwell, Zaur signs new deal and all today’s sport Plus, all the weekend’s key fixtures. Zaur Antia will stay on as Irish boxing coach for the next 5 yearsKilkenny’s 8-time All-Ireland winner Eoin Larkin announced his retirement Follow us: