Nesbeth to release debut album

first_imgReggae artiste Nesbeth has announced the release date for his debut album, A.M.E.N.The compilation, which is named after his late wife Ann-Marie Elliott-Nesbeth, is slated for an official release on October 26.A.M.E.N will be available for pre-order on all major digital platforms on September 28.The My Dream singer recently teased fans with the cover art for the 12-track project.last_img

VIDEO: Irish Excited About European Test

first_imgThe Academy Forwards Coach – who leads the team alongside Sean Marsden – said he was excited for the Ashton Gate clash.Subscribe to Bristol Rugby TV by clicking here.last_img

Heello Echoes Twitter, But Adds Group Messaging

first_imgHeello (“HE-low”), a dead ringer for Twitter created by TwitPic founder Noah Everett, just opened to the public. The project was announced a year ago, but it has been silent for most of that time. The original blog post announcing it has been removed (dead link). In fact, the blog link just takes you back to the homepage. Nevertheless, without declaring its intentions, the new Heello has arrived, and it is just like Twitter with one distinguishing feature: group private messaging. You get a user name with an @ sign, and you @ mention people. No hashtags, though. Just like on Twitter, you can choose your basic design and set a background image. Instead of tweets, you post pings. They’re 140 characters long. You have the option to share them to Twitter or Facebook. You can add a photo, which the posted ping will display as an awkwardly cropped version inside the post. You don’t follow. You listen. Listeners, not followers. Get it? And it really has Twitter beat on this one: Instead of the awkward word retweet, on Heello, you echo. You can also have a private conversation with an individual or a group. The group conversations are the one feature that Twitter doesn’t have. But is that reason enough to launch a service that’s otherwise essentially the same (except that it lacks hashtags)?When Everett first talked about Heello, it sounded like it would be something new. Last August, a year ago tomorrow, Everett told the New York Times Heello was “tackling communications with groups, … building services that help bring teams together online.” Group DMs are the only feature in Heello as it launched today that would seem to address that problem, and it’s not exactly a novel idea (see Facebook and Google Plus). Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… So what gives? Where is Heello going with this?On August first, the Heello Twitter account posted this ambiguous message:The “new Heello” sure looks like the old Twitter.It’s worth remarking that the launch of this Twitter clone coincides with Twitter’s launch of its native photo-sharing service. Everett’s other company, TwitPic, has been a default option for uploading photos from many Twitter apps, including official ones, but now Twitter’s in-house photo uploads will threaten that status. In exchange for Twitter building in TwitPic’s functionality, Everett has released an app that copies Twitter. Everett tells VentureBeat that this was “a complete coincidence,” but he’s “glad the timing happened that way.” He goes on in that interview to hint at some upcoming features, all of which sound Twitter-like. Instead of lists, for example, Heello will have channels.Currently, it’s a Web-only app, which is limiting. The homepage says mobile apps are “coming soon.” The main stream has three tabs: your pings, which is the feed of the people to whom you are listening, your replies, and a tab called “What’s Happening?”, which apparently streams all pings live. It tends to lag rather far behind, but right now, it’s a good way to discover people to follow. I mean listen to. jon mitchell Tags:#social networks#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Why does this exist? It’s hard to say right now. Currently, it’s a giant land grab, with people indiscriminately snatching up user names left and right. There’s no way to tell, except by intuition, whether someone is really who they say they are on Heello, and all the juicy user names are probably taken by now. Fake @GooglePlus, fake @MarkZuckerberg, fake @YouTube, all of them have been claimed. You might as well go get yours in the event that Heello makes a name for itself. And hey, for all we know, Twitter could become an ad-riddled mess, and we’ll all be glad to have Heello when that happens. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils keen to play party poopers

first_imgWell begun is half done, goes the old adage, but it doesn’t really apply to the fickle game of Twenty20 cricket.Look at Royal Challengers Bangalore’s season, and one will see why. They began the UAE leg of the tournament with two thumping wins even without their lynchpin Chris Gayle, and looked the most dangerous side in the competition. What followed was three successive defeats.Then, at the beginning of the India leg, A.B. de Villiers pulled off an awe-inspiring chase against a SunRisers Hyderabad attack featuring Dale Steyn. Three more defeats followed, each more heartbreaking than the previous one.The last of those, to Rajasthan in Bangalore on Sunday, was the worst of the lot. They allowed the Royals to score 65 in 17 balls and win with seven deliveries to spare, despite one of Yuvraj Singh’s greatest all-round performances since the 2011 World Cup.Though there had been a sense of foreboding about it ever since the IPL auction in February, Sunday was the night when it became painfully obvious that by splurging millions to construct the best batting lineup in the tournament, at least on paper, RCB had risked the bowling department – and that’s what let them down.Each of Mitchell Starc, Varun Aaron and Ashoke Dinda got pulverised by Aussie duo Steve Smith and James Faulkner, and could do nothing but lick their wounds and reflect on just how fatal half-volleys and length balls can be.Monday’s practice session at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium was optional, but most of the players did turn up. There was more than one set of drooping shoulders, chatter was absent and only captain Virat Kohli strode into the nets looking purposeful.advertisementTuesday’s game against the bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment. The struggling opposition gives Bangalore the chance to get their campaign back on track, even though qualification looks like a tough ask.The onus is on the bowlers to put in the hard yards and make up for Sunday’s meltdown. Don’t be surprised to see some changes though – Chris Gayle is reportedly struggling with his fitness, and could be replaced by Ravi Rampaul to strengthen the bowling.But the change must start at the top of the team hierarchy – it has so far been a disaster of a season for Kohli, and he must come good.Gary learning from mistakesTwo wins out of nine and eighth place in an eight-team table don’t really leave much chance for a coach to save face.When Gary Kirsten appeared before the media here on Sunday, he chose his words carefully but admitted that he had made mistakes. “As coaches we don’t always get it right. I am learning and making mistakes. Hopefully, as a team we are learning through the losses,” Kirsten said.Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes has been to play J.P. Duminy and Kedar Jadhav too low in the order, but Kirsten said it was a double edged sword. “As a coach you always sit on that – do you get your best batsman to face the most number of balls or do you use him to finish? We sit with the same problem when it comes to Duminy – whether we keep him for the last five-six overs where he’s been devastating or do we use him earlier,” he said.Talking in detail about the way the bowlers, especially Mohammed Shami, have not been up to the mark, Kirsten said: “[Nathan] Coulter-Nile was supposed to be the spearhead of our bowling attack and losing him was a big blow. Shami is a key guy and I think he has improved. I think we are beginning to understand him better as a bowler.”- By Shreyas Sharmalast_img read more

These cars from Paris Motor Show are coming to India

first_imgThe Paris Motor Show or Mondial de l’Automobile, is currently underway in the capital city of France. With the press days over, the event showcased some of the latest innovation in the automobile industry. We look at what Paris Motor Show had to offer for the Indian audience.10. 2017 Porsche PanameraAlthough Porsche has already unveiled the next-generation Porsche at Berlin in a private event, the Italian car-makers previewed the sportscar at the Paris Motor Show for the public before its India launch next year. Now, the Porsche Panamera will come with two engine options- a 550 hp Turbo and a 440 hp 4S, with AWD function as standard in both the variants of the Panamera.2017 Porsche PanameraAlong with the standard variant of the Panamera, Porsche also unveiled the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, that delivers a system power of 462 hp thanks to the combination of a 2.9-litre, V6 gasoline engine with an output of 330 hp and a 100-kW electric motor. The maximum torque of the vehicle is 699Nm with an electric range of up to 31 miles. However, only the standard Panamera will make its way to India and not the hybrid version.Competition: BMW 7-series and Mercedes-Benz S-ClassExpected launch: 20179. Renault KoleosThe Koleos SUV was never a hit in India, but that did not deter the French car-makers to come up with the facelift of the premium SUV. Originally unveiled in Beijing, the all new Renault Koleos has made its European debut at Mondial De L’Automobile Paris 2016.Renault KoleosThe new Koleos’ powerful, muscular design incorporates stylistic exterior details that are unmistakable hallmarks of the Initiale Paris signature.advertisementCompetition: Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.Expected Launch: 20178. Land Rover DiscoveryLand Rover showcased the 5th generation Discovery SUV at the Paris Motor Show amid much fan-fare.  The new model benefits from the strong and light full-size Land Rover SUV architecture, delivering comfort and adaptability like no other.Land Rover DiscoveryThe all-new Discovery is powered with the option of both a petrol and diesel engine familiar to the Jaguar Land Rover line-up; each of which is paired with a smooth and responsive ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox.Competition: Volvo XC90, BMW X5Expected Launch: 20177. Skoda KodiaqThe much talked about SUV from the Skoda stable finally came out of the closet at the Paris Motor Show. Although, the Czech car-makers unveiled the new Kodiaq before the event in Berlin, Skoda left no stone unturned to make the most of the Paris Motor Show in boasting the Kodiaq to the world.Skoda KodiaqWith the Skoda Kodiaq, the Czech car manufacturer is extending its range to seven models and more than 40 variants. At the same time, the new SUV marks the beginning of an extensive SUV campaign.Competition: Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan X-TrailExpected Launch: 20176. Audi Q5The new SUV from Audi takes a defined and taut stance. A sculpturally flared Singleframe grille with a solid frame dominates its aerodynamically flat front end. It is available with Xenon headlights as standard and either LED or high-resolution Matrix LED with dynamic indicators as options.2017 Audi Q5The new Audi Q5 is launching in the UK with a powerful 2.0 TDI engine producing 190PS. Fuel consumption for this model has been significantly reduced. Soon after the launch a 2.0 TFSI engine will also be available. The further developed 2.0 TFSI has an output of 252PS. The intensively revised 3.0 TDI, coming at a later date, increases output to 286PS with 620Nm of torque.Competition: Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3Expected Launch: 20175. BMW X2BMW showed off a potential new addition to its X-series of SUVs and crossovers, this one offering a sportier take with a flat roofline and big air intakes giving the grill a wider, more aggressive look. The company calls it a “sport-activity coupe,” referring to its lower roofline – more like the sloping shape of a coupe than a boxier SUV.BMW X2 conceptBMW tweaked the trademark kidney shaped twin grilles, flipping them upside down so that they narrow from bottom up. The look is enhanced with a different slant to the windshield and lower stance. It’s still a concept car, meaning no date for it to go on sale or price information.Competition: Audi Q2, Range Rover EvoqueLaunch Date: Not Confirmed4. Hyundai Grand i10The New i10 comes with design refinements for a more emotionally appealing look. The new Cascading grille is a further development of the Hexagonal grille with a downward tapering shape created by adding a concave element. The Cascading grille will become the new family identity for Hyundai models in the future.advertisementHyundai Grand i10Like its predecessor, the New i10 will come with the proven choice of two petrol engines, 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre, driving the front wheels through five-speed manual as standard or four-speed automatic gearboxes. Additionally there will be a version with the 1.0-litre petrol version including features and technologies to reduce fuel consumption. The New i10 is also offered as a 1.0-litre liquid petroleum gas (LPG) factory-fitted option.Competition: Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Mahindra KUV100Launch Date: Not Confirmed3. Maruti Suzuki S-CrossThe S-Cross first went on sale in India on August 2015 as Maruti Suzuki’s first ‘C’ segment crossover model and now, one years later, the major facelifted model is introduced with more distinctive and upright front end styling offering  a stronger and bolder road presence.2017 Maruti Suzuki S-CrossSuzuki’s Boosterjet petrol engine technology was first utilised in Vitara as a 1.4-litre unit earlier in 2016 and the 1.0-litre version followed several months later in Baleno.  After the debut of the three cylinder Boosterjet 1.0-litre unit this engine technology now continues for the Facelift S-Cross. Offering the same level of power and torque of a much larger capacity normally aspirated engine (1.8-litre), it delivers an effortless drive and genuine driving pleasure.Competition: Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Ford EcoSportLaunch Date: Not Confirmed2. Nissan MicraTargeted for Europe and India, the world’s largest hatchback market, the Micra Gen5 is styled to turn heads, with a dramatic body length-defining character line. It is lower, wider and longer than its predecessors and has more interior space. It also has advanced new downsized turbo drive trains, an agile chassis and a full complement of innovative safety features.2017 Nissan MicraEngine efficiency has also been a key objective in the development of the Micra Gen5. At launch, the car will offer the choice of a 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel, both developing 90hp. The range will be joined soon after by a naturally aspirated 73hp 1.0-litre petrol engine. These engines, together with efficient aerodynamics, mark another step forward in Nissan Intelligent Power.Competition: Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki BalenoLaunch Date: 20171. Maruti Suzuki IgnisSuzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the India-bound Ignis at the Paris Motor Show as its new global compact crossover. The new Ignis wraps convenience and comfort in a stylish new exterior. It exudes Suzuki DNA from every pore, while at the same time introducing an entirely new design with unique character.Maruti Suzuki IgnisThe upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis will come with both petrol and diesel mills. The Ignis is said to get a 1 .2-litre VTVT petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. Rumoured to be launched during this festive season, the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ignis will come with the CVT gearbox, similar to the Baleno. However, only the top-end trim of the Ignis will get the CVT, while the base models will sport the usual 5-speed manual transmission.Competition: Mahindra KUV100Launch Date: November 2016last_img read more

10 months agoBurnley boss Sean Dyche: We need to buy in January

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Burnley boss Sean Dyche: We need to buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche admits he wants to buy in January.Dyche said the club were actively looking to add in January.”We are but it is tough,” Dyche said. “We are looking to build a system and a model that is not just for this window but works in a longer period for the club.”There is no immediate pressure on him (football chief Mike Rigg) but it is helpful if he can add something to what we already do and if there is something out there that we think we can move on then we will do.”It’s not throwing money at every situation. It is finding the right situations for now, and there needs to be a competitive element for now quite obviously because we’ve got to get wins, but also the next layer of player and the next development of player.”There’s a lot of boxes need ticking to make sure they are the right players for this club and that makes it difficult but that’s the challenge we’ve been doing for the last six or so years.” last_img read more

a month agoArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles recognises Bellerin threat

first_imgArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles recognises Bellerin threatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles hopes manager Unai Emery keeps selecting his team on merit.Maitland-Niles knows his place will be under threat once fullback Hector Bellerin returns to full fitness.He said, “I want to stay in the team, but if the manager chooses him over me, that’s something I have to live with. I just have to keep training and working so hard that I can be selected instead.”I’m usually a midfielder – either centrally or on the wing – that’s just the same for me. I’m not a defender, so I hear a lot about bad defending, but it’s something I’ve been learning for a few years now.”It won’t come overnight. I would have understood the criticism if I had been a defender as a kid and my defending was poor, but I do my best for the team and the manager.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mens lacrosse No 9 Buckeyes top No 11 Johns Hopkins for first

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team huddles before its 8-7 win over University of Massachusetts on Feb. 18. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team found a way Sunday night against No. 11 Johns Hopkins, defeating the Blue Jays 13-9.The Buckeyes (10-2, 1-1 Big Ten) leading scorer was OSU sophomore attack Jack Jasinski with four goals. OSU senior midfielder Johnny Pearson and redshirt freshman Lukas Buckley added two goals apiece.“I think the men did a nice job of hunkering down on the offensive end,” said OSU coach Nick Myers. “We knew the goals were going to come for us eventually.  I thought coach Ross did a good job with preparing the men this week and we were happy to come out with a win.”OSU trailed 5-3 after the first quarter, but the Buckeyes outscored Johns Hopkins 6-2 in the middle quarters to put them over the top.“During halftime coach told us we gotta settle down,” Jasinski said. “I ended putting the ball in the net a bunch of times.”The Buckeyes struck the first goal of the game in the first period. OSU midfielder Collin Chell made the first goal for the Buckeyes.  Minutes later John Hopkins junior midfielder Joel Tinney scored his first goal of the day tying the game 1-1.  With 8:13 remaining in the first quarter, John Hopkins Joel Tinney scored to put the Blue Jays back on top 2-1, but OSU midfielder John Withers answered just five seconds later tying the game at 2.In the first five minutes of the second quarter, OSU tacked on three goals — two with an extra man — which seemed to grab momentum along with a 6-5 lead. However, junior defender Brendan Barger and sophomore defender Matt Borges committed penalties in the later stages of the quarter and the Blue Jays took advantage of those opportunities with two goals. John Hopkins led 6-5 heading into the half.In total, there were six penalties committed in the quarter.“We felt like there was a sense of urgency,” Myers said. “We felt like we need to get back into this Big Ten race. I think the guys were pretty frustrated in how they did last weekend. And when we got back home we just got back to work.”In the third, that sense of urgency showed.Redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey came up with two crucial saves while senior attack Eric Fannell and Buckley provided the offense with three goals.OSU’s leading goal scorer freshman midfielder Tre LeClaire scored early in the fourth quarter, extending the Buckeyes lead to 10-7.After John Hopkins Shack Stanwick scored cut into the OSU lead, Jasinski netted two goals past Blue Jays goalie Brock Turnbaugh to seal the Buckeyes’ first Big Ten win of the season. The victory snapped a two game losing streak. Next week OSU will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to play the Michigan Wolverines. read more

Hughes claimed that Manchester City have to prove themselves

first_imgMark Hughes’ Southampton are about to face Manchester City in their final game of the season and the coach insisted that his upcoming opponents still haven’t got quite a name in Europe as Manchester United or Real Madrid do.The Citizens managed to win the Premier League with a huge point difference but they failed to make it further in the Champions League than just to the quarterfinals – and Mark Hughes insisted that they will have to prove themselves there.The experienced Welsh coach spoke about City’s position as he said, according to Daily Mail:norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“It is still early days for them in terms of their standing in European and world football.”“The name of Man City does not resonate like the Real Madrid’s, Barcelona’s and Man United’s of this world, yet.”“I say “yet” because if they continue in the same vein and have the resources to go into the market like they have done in recent times, then clearly they will become a huge power in world football.”last_img read more