Raptors hope Nurse can ease pain of NBA playoff flops

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations WORLD CUP: Spain ready to leave coaching woes in the past Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m proud to take on the role of head coach of the Toronto Raptors and to continue to work with the exceptional players we have here,” Nurse said.“I’ve watched this group grow and succeed together. I’m looking forward to more of that this season, and to working towards our shared goal, which is to earn the right to call ourselves NBA Champions.”Nurse was a player-coach for the British league’s Derby Storm in 1990-91 and later returned to coach four other British teams — the Birmingham Bullets (1995-96), Manchester Giants (1998-2000), London Towers (2000-01) and Brighton Bears (2001-06). He won British league crowns in 1996 and 2000 and was named Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2003.Nurse also gained coached in Italy and Belgium and was an assistant coach for Britain’s team in the 2012 London Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – The Toronto Raptors line up for the anthems, prior to the first half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPNick Nurse, an assistant coach who helped the Toronto Raptors reach the NBA playoffs in each of the past five seasons, was named Thursday as the Canadian club’s new coach.Nurse replaced the fired Dwane Casey, who went 320-238 over seven seasons with the Raptors and guided the team to four Atlantic division titles and a record club-record 59 wins last season.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding But the Eastern Conference top seeds were swept out of the playoffs by Cleveland in the second round for the second year in a row, the flop sealing Casey’s fate.Nurse, 50, had been the top assistant to Casey, who earlier this week signed with Detroit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Nick is an innovative coach who has a tremendous basketball IQ, and a unique approach to the Xs and Os,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said.Under Nurse’s detailed planning, the Raptors ranked among the NBA’s top 10 in scoring in three of the past five seasons, setting club record with 111.7 points a game and 968 3-pointers made last season. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Donegal to welcome European delegates for CPMR Political Bureau Meeting

first_imgUp to 80 delegates from across Europe will be arriving in Donegal later today for the Conference of the Peripheral Maritime Region (CPMR) Political Bureau Meeting which is set to take place in Harvey’s Point tomorrow, Thursday.This meeting of political representatives from across Europe will focus on a range of issues including the future of European Territorial Co-operation, the future on Ten-T’s as well as Fisheries and the EMFF for the Post 2020 period.Donegal County Council has been a member of the CPMR since 1998 working in joint membership with the North West Regional Assembly.  The CPMR brings together some 160 regions from 25 states from the European Union and beyond ensuring that the needs and interests of its member regions are taken into account in policies with a high territorial impact focusing mainly on social, economic and territorial cohesion, maritime policies and blue growth and accessibility. Through its extensive network of contacts within the EU institutions and national governments, the CPMR has been an important vehicle for Donegal in helping ensure that the county’s interests are taken on board in the formulation of policies that could have a significant impact for the region.Newly elected Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan believes that it is particularly timely for Donegal to be hosting this meeting of the CPMR’s political bureau saying “we are delighted that Donegal has been chosen as the host location for this meeting of the CPMR’s Political Bureau.  We are entering a period of unprecedented change within the EU with programmes reaching a conclusion and new programmes being developed and introduced.  It is imperative that we have an effective mechanism to highlight the needs and interests of our own county and region so that these can be taken on board in the planning of future EU programmes and policies.”The Political Bureau is the main decision maker of the CPMR, meeting twice a year and proposing policy guidelines for the General Assembly.  Panel discussions at this week’s meeting will cover a number of areas including the future of European Territorial Co-operation, the future on Ten-T’s, Fisheries and the EMFF for the Post 2020 period, Governance of Migration Policy and a strategic plan to anticipate the future direction of the EU.Cllr. Niamh Kennedy the new CPMR representative from Donegal County Council and the recently elected Leas Chathaoirleach explains that many of the topics being discussed at this week’s meeting are of particular relevance to Donegal saying “the topics tabled for discussion have a direct relevance for Donegal and it is important that we have a strong and effective voice at the table.  This is a great opportunity for Donegal to showcase what the county has to offer as a place to visit, to do business in and to live in and for delegates to see first-hand the impact that progressive EU programmes and policies can have on people living in a peripheral region such as Donegal.” Delegates are being encouraged to fly into Donegal Airport to experience for themselves the world’s most scenic landing with transfers being arranged from the Airport to Donegal Town.  They will be warmly welcomed at a reception hosted by Donegal County Council’s Cathaoirleach in Harvey’s Point this evening (Wednesday) and will have an opportunity to explore some of Donegal’s most stunning landscapes with a visit to Sliabh Liag on Friday morning.Donegal to welcome European delegates for CPMR Political Bureau Meeting was last modified: June 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Evaluating Popular Web Browsers in Terms of Security and Privacy

first_imgBrowsers are like gods of the internet; it feels incredible when we skeptically think how just a few codes let us virtually access the world on our fingertips. Statically Google’s Chrome is the market share leader with 62.5% followed by Apple’s Safari at 13.8%.Over the last few years, many browsers have tried to dethrone Chrome but have failed because numbers of windows users are increasing day by day. These numbers indicate people’s interest in browsers and OS, but are we neglecting something crucial here? Apparently, Yes.Security and Privacy are often overlooked over convenience. One should never underestimate the importance of online privacy and security, especially when using the internet.List of ContestantsHere is a list of popular web browsers competing in terms of security and privacy:The runaway market leader: Chrome.Former most used: Microsoft Internet Explorer.The Apple favorite: Safari.Open-Source King: Mozilla Firefox.An Open-Source Version of Chrome: Chromium.The light-sized: Opera.The Anonymous: Tor Browser.The Ranking CriteriaTo decide which browser is the best for privacy and security, we will evaluate them using two criteria:Available security features.Embedded Privacy Tools.Each browser will be rated out of five and will be ranked accordingly.#7. Microsoft Internet ExplorerIt was a trusted browser for many before the release of Chrome. It had near monopoly on browsers like Firefox and Safari. There was a time when internet explorer (IE) ruled the internet, but the wheel of fortune turned, and now Microsoft is urging people not to use IE.Security Features: Internet Explorer is one of the less secure browsers available. Although, internet explorer warns users when they visit a potentially harmful website and it has adjustable security features that can aid in online protection. Still, the features offered by IE are not up to the mark as compared to its competitors.Privacy Tools: Internet Explorer allows toggling pop-up blockers just like Chrome and also sends a “Do Not Track” request to the site you visit and also to the third-party whose content is featured. Additionally, IE features a Tracking Protection which lets you subscribe to tracking protection list. This intimates the browser to prevent listed sites form bombarding cookies on your browser. However, IE is a closed-source, so there is no way someone can tell what sorts of surveillance widgets are being used in the browser itself.#6. OperaIt was developed by Hakon Wium Lie in 1995. The man that developed Opera was also the creator of CSS web standard. Opera has much in common with Chromium; its browser has adopted much of Chromium’s code which makes Opera a trusted browser for privacy advocates.Security Features: Opera is house to many security features that can boost the browsing experience and make it safer. Malware and Fraud protection, blocking scripts and numerous add-ons make opera a secure and strong alternative for Chrome.Privacy Tools: Opera does not feature many customized tools to enhance privacy and security; it thinks that many users do not feel comfortable with a browser that provides such features by default. You can consider choosing the fastest VPN for anonymous browsing and secure internet surfing.#5. Google ChromeIt’s been ten years since the Chrome launch, and it has been an undisputed champion in the browser market share. Given that it has a firm reputation over speed and involvement of Google’s product like Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs in our lives, it is important to evaluate how this browser giant performs on our selected criteria.Security Features: Google has a good history of updating its browser Chrome to ensure that its users enjoy swift internet browsing. Talking of security, Google has long been encouraging hackers to find vulnerabilities in its browsers so that the company can find the loopholes and fix them to improve the product. Chrome also scans anything that is downloaded to minimize the risk of virus infection.Privacy Tools: Google Chrome does have a usual pop-up blocker that sends “Do Not Track” request to the website and third-party that sends the content, but one cannot ignore that Google knows a lot about you. Google chrome contributes so much in telling about you to the company and then monetizes that information to serve you with ads. A prominent example is of Google’s fishy location history policy and the way the browser logs you in automatically whenever you wish to use Chrome.Learn more about How a VPN can help your IoT be safer#4. Apple SafariSafari might sound different to Windows users, but this Apple browser has been featured on PC since 2012 after which it became available for Apple devices. Although Safari is the default browser for Mac, it is facing the same fate as of Internet Explorer as Chrome is sweeping them all.Security Features: Safari does a decent job in protecting its users. It prevents suspicious websites from loading and alerting the user of a potential threat. Safari also prevents malicious codes from affecting your browsing experience by running web pages in a sandbox. Its new feature named “Password Generator” dissuades users to use old passwords. Overall it performs above average in terms of security.Privacy Tools: The recent update by Apple has really up the game for Safari in terms of privacy. Features like camouflaging from digital fingerprinting; intelligent tracking protection and an array of useful add-ons are introduced to enhance user’s online privacy. Safari recently discontinued the use of “Do Not Track,” and it is a closed-source platform; this would not be the case then it would have scored 5/5.Learn more about How you can improve the cybersecurity?#3. ChromiumGoogle Chrome is an open-source platform, but some of its proprietaries come with specific Google code which makes it a semi-open-source platform. Chromium is a pure Open-Source version of Chrome which caters more privacy and is perfect for people who want to benefit from open-source Google platform.Security Features: Since Chromium is an open-source platform user can check by themselves if any vulnerability is patched. Before you opt for Chromium, be sure that you download the software from the verified source, there is so many malware masquerading under the name of Chromium.Privacy Tools: Neither Chromium nor Chrome allows you to disable WebRTC; this leaves users vulnerable to WebRTC leaks. Users can use a VPN service to fight back and to prevent a WebRTC leak. There is one thing where chromium excels from Chrome in terms of privacy; it does not send the data to Google.#2. Mozilla FirefoxOut of all browsers in this list, only Firefox is the one that is developed by a nonprofit company named “Mozilla.” Mozilla Firefox is acclaimed for customizability and is a long-favored alternative to Google, Apple, and Microsoft. It has released a version named “Quantum” which is hyped to be the most privacy-oriented update yet.Security Features: Mozilla Firefox offers a wide range of security features that any internet user will appreciate. Its features include; Malware and Phishing protection, warning users when a site wants to install the add-on and blocking web forgeries. Firefox users can relax after knowing that their browser is one of the most secure amongst its competitors.Privacy Tools: Firefox features ‘Content Blocking’ which allows users to block the trackers that the browsers detect. It offers a wide range of add-ons to its users who want to up their online privacy game. Since Firefox is the only open-source browser that is widely used so anyone can examine what source code is running and make sure no tracking software has its footprints on the code.#1. Tor BrowserThe Tor browser was developed in 2002 to ensure that users browse the internet anonymously. When using a Tor browser your activity and identity keeps hidden as everything you do is encrypted via three layers of network relays.Security Features: A tor browser is highly regarded when it comes to security, as no one can track your internet activity and know your real identity unless you explicitly reveal it yourself. Tor browser also protects its users from websites that use fingerprint browsing history by integrating NoScript.Privacy Tools: The process of protecting your data through three layers of relays makes it incredibly difficult for anyone to trace your activity. However, Authorities and ISPs can see who is using tor, but they cannot see their activity. 2Mozilla Firefox4.5/55/5 4Apple Safari4/54.5 Zubair KhanZubair Hussain Khan 3Chromium3.5/54/5 RankBrowserSecurityPrivacy 5Google Chrome4/51/5 7Microsoft Internet Explorer2.5/52/5 Concluding Comments from the WriterThe browsers above have their respective strengths and weaknesses; they try their level best to give you a secure and private browsing experience and succeed in some ways. If you need surefire protection and want to access restricted websites, then go with a VPN. 6Opera3/51/5 1Tor Browser5/54.5/5 Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Zubair Khan – a foodie by choice and tech enthusiast by profession. He loves to get his hands into modern technology trends and share the knowledge with everyone. He is currently working fulltime for ReviewsDir as a Digital Marketing Executive. Aside of the work life, Zubair loves to travel new places and explore nature, food is still his first love though! Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T…last_img read more

EC visiting Mumbai to review states poll preparedness

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission will visit Mumbai on Tuesday and interact with various stakeholders in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections as part of its review of the state’s poll preparedness, sources said on Monday. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora will reach Mumbai on Tuesday evening with Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra and hold meetings with civil adminstration and police officials besides various parties’ leaders there to take stock of the state’s poll readiness. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The meetings would be spread over two days between Tuesday and Wednesday. The poll panel will be back to Delhi on Wednesday evening. The term of the 288-member Maharashtra assembly ends on November 9 and a new assembly has to be constituted before that. It was learnt that the Commission could announce assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana together in next few days. The BJP is vying to retain power in the state and is in talks with the Shiv Sena over the seat sharing arrangements, while the NCP and the Congress have decided to contest the polls together.last_img read more

MonnetJindalTata JV wins Odishas Mandakini coal mine

first_imgMandakini block alone would contribute Rs 18,712 crore. “Mandakini Exploration and Mining Ltd bids the highest,” tweeted Coal Secretary Anil Swarup. As per a spokesperson of Monnet Ispat, Mandakini Exploration is a joint venture between Monnet and Jindal Photo. As per officials, the bid closed at Rs 650/tonne.Bidding for Mandakini block, meant for the power sector and having one of the largest extractable reserves at 287.88 million tonne (MT), began at 11 am at Re 1 and continued till 7.35 pm with highest bid coming at Rs 650/tonne. The auction mode was reverse bidding for this mine. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashMandakini block was earlier alloted to Mandakini Coal Company Ltd – a JV led by Monnet Ispat & Energy and comprising Jindal Photo Lab and Tata Power Company. The companies in race for Mandakini mine on Thursday included Adani Power, Adani Power Maharashtra, GMR Mining and Energy, Jindal Power and Wigeon Commotrade.Earlier in the day, Trimula Industries Ltd bagged Meral mine for non-power sector in Jharkhand quoting Rs 727/tonne which in turn will fetch the government Rs 921 crore. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian tourists“Meral coal block closes at (Rs) 727 (per tonne),” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup tweeted. Trimula bagged the mine by outbidding two companies — Easternrange Coal Mining Pvt Ltd and Usha Martin Ltd. Meral mine, earlier alloted to Abhijeet Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, is in Palamau district of Jharkhand and has extractable reserves of 12.67 million tonnes. The amount of proceeds has been calculated based on extractable reserves and highest bid price. Both the mines were put on auction on the second day of the second tranche of bidding. Adani Power, Usha Martin and JSW Steel bagged a total four mines in the second leg of auction that began on Thursday.Under the second leg of auction, the government has put at least 15 blocks, which are under ready-for-production category. The auction proceeds from the first lot of 19 mines is over Rs one lakh crore. The auction follows the Supreme Court’s decision last year to cancel allocation of 204 coal mines. On account of Holi on Friday, there would be no auction of the mines. But on March 7, three blocks — Tara (for power sector) and Nerad Malegaon and Dumri mines (for non- power sector) — would be on offer. The firms vying for Tara mine in Chhattisgarh are Adani Power, Adani Power Rajasthan, Adani Power Maharashtra, Athena Chhattisgarh Power Ltd, Jindal Power Ltd,JSW Energy Ltd, KSK Mahanadi Power Co Ltd, Lanco Amarkantak Power Ltd and RattanIndia Nasik Power Ltd. SBICaps to make presentation on auction rulesSBI Capital Markets is scheduled to make a detailed presentation early next week before senior officials of the Centre and the states about proposed rules for auction of mines and bidding parameters for selection.The government roped in the investment banker around 15 days after President Pranab Mukherjee promulgated the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015, in the second week of January to suggest the rules for auction and bidding parameters.The ordinance paved the way for introduction of the auctioning route for allocation of mines. “SBI Capital Markets will make a presentation about the salient features of proposed rules for implementing provision MMDR Amendment Ordinance, 2015 next Monday at the Quarterly meeting of the Coordination-cum-Empowered Committee (CEC),” a government official said. The Ordinance, which has already been passed in Lok Sabha in the form of a Bill, prescribe the Centre to stipulate the terms and conditions and the procedures subject to which the auction would be conducted for allocation of all mines. The Centre is supposed to lay out the bidding parameters for the selection.last_img read more

Left Front responsible for transport dept losses says Suvendu Adhikari

first_imgKolkata: State Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari on Friday held the erstwhile Left Front government responsible for huge losses incurred by the transport Corporations and reiterated that his department has taken several corrective measures for the losses developing ‘Corporations’ under the aegis of his department.”The wrong policy of the erstwhile Left Front government has contributed to the ‘Corporations’ incurring huge losses. Before 2010-11, the ratio of a bus to its employees was 1:11, higher than the national average which is 1:5.17 . I have standardised this to 1:4.48. Our thrust is to ensure the best of transport facilities for the common people and to make the Corporations free from running it with subsidy. We have ushered in professionalism in the functioning of the Corporations,” Adhikari said in response to a query from Congress MLA Asit Mitra at the state Assembly. Adhikari said that the Left government had left a debt of Rs 132 crore on the Transport department in 2011. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe maintained that his department has adopted a clear policy in introducing buses only in those routes that are economically viable. “We run buses only in those routes where we get at least 50 percent return of the cost incurred in operating the buses. We do not take any bank loan for functioning of the Corporations,” Adhikari said. The state Transport department now runs 3,592 buses across the state and has 14514 employees involved for running the show. He added that the government has already introduced 20 electric buses and will roll out another 60 by the end of July. Altogether, 55 charging stations have been set up. Asserting the measures taken for leakage of revenue, the minister said that electronic ticketing system has been introduced in state run buses. ” The buses in North Bengal will also be equipped with this system by September,” Adhikari said.last_img read more