Maratha activists vandalised the five-star Hyatt hotel in Pune’s Kalyani Nagar area and allegedly assaulted some guests attending a business meet. Incensed that the hotel had allegedly refused to down its shutters during the agitation, a group of 15 to 20 protestors ravaged the conference room on the ground floor and abused guests who were in the midst of lunch after a business meet, Yerwada police said. “We are in the process of registering a complaint,” said police inspector Rajkumar Wagchaure of the Yerwada Police Station. “A group shouting slogans started beating me. They snatched my mobile phone and destroyed it. Initially, the hotel management refused to take my complaint. It was only later when the police arrived to take stock of the situation that the staff acted on my complaint,” said R.K. Mohapatra, a chartered accountant based in Navi Mumbai. “The mob overturned tables where food items were kept and smashed cutlery,” said Arvind Jati, a sales manager with a Belapur-based company, who was present during the incident.Another guest, requesting anonymity, blamed the hotel management and security staff for not taking adequate precautions during the agitation. Hotel authorities, however, said that there was no delay in action on their part, pointing out that the police were immediately notified and that complaints had been promptly acted upon.
India’s domination in Test cricket has been highlighted by Virat Kohli’s sensational run – double hundreds in four successive series, runs against Sri Lanka, West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh were scored without as much as breaking a sweat.Under Kohli, India have been ambitious and they have stuck to their guns by playing only five specialist batsmen. The number six slot has been manned by either R Ashwin or Wriddhiman Saha and they have done their reputation as gutsy fighters no harm.But India’s remarkable run at home was a fruit of Kohli’s mind-numbing consistency besides Ashwin’s guile with the bat. After an ordinary patch following his maiden double hundred in the West Indies, Kohli came back strongly to score another one against the Black Caps at home.By the time England came visiting, Kohli was hungry for more and he satiated it with 655 runs in five Tests. For the last two months of 2016, Kohli was in a different zone – he was virtually unbeatable and had an answer to everything England tried. He got great support from Cheteshwar Pujara but Ajinkya Rahane’s middling form and the absence of a specialist number six meant more pressure for the top five. Kohli was only too happy to lead from the front.But what would happen in case the captain had an off-day with the bat? Or worse, what if he did not fire right through an important series?India’s worst nightmare came true soon enough.After bringing England’s bowlers down on their knees, Kohli managed only 46 from three Tests and had to sit out of Dharamsala with an injured shoulder. However, that was when Lokesh Rahul and Pujara turned up stronger and more consistent than ever before, Saha pitched in with a gutsy hundred as India weathered the Aussie storm to win the series 2-1.advertisementThe Australia series was an eye-opener on several counts. For starters, India learnt not to underestimate any opposition even in favourable home conditions but more importantly, Kohli’s colleagues showed they had the spunk and the talent to not be overshadowed constantly by their superstar skipper.That is a welcome trend for a team that has now established itself firmly on the world stage. In Sri Lanka, Kohli failed twice on the opening days of the Galle and Colombo Tests but India dug deep thanks to Shikhar Dhawan, Pujara and Rahane.The men coming in at number six are increasingly proving their mettle – Hardik Pandya as India’s new-age all-rounder is an able batsman and the lower-order is dangerous when it has the license to accelerate.India will embark on some serious overseas tours by the end of the year – South Africa, Australia and England are waiting to test the world’s number one team. Rest assured, Kohli will be the prime target there and that is when his batting colleagues will have to stand up and show what they are worth once again.
Kolkata: The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has withdrawn its tweet on Sunday, mentioning August 18 as the death anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who is claimed to have died in a plane crash at Taihoku in 1945.Following pressure from a large section of people, PIB withdrew its tweet on Monday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had tweeted on Sunday in this connection, stating that the people of India had the right to know what happened to Netaji after he went missing from Taihoku airport. The Centre has declassified documents on Netaji but those do not throw any significant light on the case. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTrinamool Congress MP Sukhendu Shekhar Roy has demanded that PIB tender an apology for its tweet. Renowned historian Professor Sugata Bose, however, said Bose had died in the air crash and the attempt to draw a similarity between him and Gumnami baba was actually an insult to Netaji. It may be mentioned that director Srijit Mukherjee is making a film on Gumnami baba, who used to stay at Naimisharanya in Uttar Pradesh, on the lines of the Manoj Mukherjee Commission’s report.
Bethesda describes The Elder Scrolls: Blades as a “classic dungeon crawler reimagined.” Your customized character is a Blade, one of the Empire’s top agents, who’s forced into exile. While you’re fleeing, your hometown is destroyed. The company said it plans to add new features to the game after the launch. It’s letting early-access players into the game in waves, but there’s still time to sign up here. Bethesda also provided a full list of supported devices. Early access supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian. Earlier this week, to kick off its celebration, Bethesda offered a free PC copy of Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. 3:18 Tags Now playing: Watch this: Elder Scrolls: Blades hits the new iPhone Bethesda is offering early access to The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Bethesda Gaming studio Bethesda said on Twitter Wednesday that The Elder Scrolls: Blades is getting a limited early-access program on iOS and Android. The early access is part of the 25th anniversary celebration for the Elder Scrolls game series. “Ready to play? We’re inviting players in waves, so make sure to keep an eye on your email for the invite,” Bethesda said. As part of our #TES25 celebration, we’re excited to announce that The Elder Scrolls: #Blades is officially in Early Access!Ready to play? We’re inviting players in waves, so make sure to keep an eye on your email for the invite.Here’s the updated FAQ: https://t.co/TZsYW4pnJy pic.twitter.com/2reothr8Zs— The Elder Scrolls (@ElderScrolls) March 27, 2019 Comments Share your voice 2 Gaming Mobile iOS 12
By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, email@example.comRavens star player Jimmy Smith will miss the first four games of the 2018 NFL regular season after violating the league’s personal conduct policy.According to ESPN, Smith’s suspension stems from a petition filed by his former girlfriend and mother of his child, accusing the eight-year-veteran cornerback of domestic violence and abuse. Upon investigation, the league discovered evidence of Smith’s “threatening and emotionally abusive behaviors” towards, prompting the suspension.Baltimore Ravens defensive back Jimmy Smith has been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The suspension stems from Smith’s behavior toward his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)“I would like to sincerely apologize to my former girlfriend, the NFL, the Ravens organization, my coaches, my teammates, my fiancée and all our fans. I’m very disappointed that my past actions have led to this suspension,” Smith said in a statement released by the Ravens. “I promise that I have already learned much and will continue to learn more from this experience. I believe I am, and will continue to try to be, a better person and a better father because of this. I am committed to being the best I can be, both on and off the field.”Smith was initially dealt a six-game suspension from the league, but it was reduced by the two games after an appeal, according to ESPN. Smith said he takes full accountability for his actions.“I take full responsibility for my past conduct. Moving forward, I will work with the NFL and the Ravens to ensure that what happened in the past will never happen again,” Smith said in his released statement. “I will take all necessary steps to be a positive role model for both my sons, for the NFL and for the entire Ravens community.”The Ravens organization released a statement, saying it was aware of the NFL’s investigation into Smith’s conduct and plans to retain him throughout the suspension.“As a result of this entire process, we will allow Jimmy to return to our team after his suspension,” the Ravens’ media statement read. “Jimmy has acknowledged his behaviors were wrong and accepts full responsibility for them. He has completed a clinical evaluation and has agreed to undertake any follow-up care or treatment that may be recommended.”The Ravens’ decision not to release Smith was perhaps surprising, considering how the team cut former Ravens star running back Ray Rice after he was suspended five years ago for domestic violence. Ravens owner Steve Biscotti said back then that the Ravens would never draft any players with a history of domestic violence, per ESPN.“Through our conversations with Jimmy, we believe he is taking the proper steps to improve and that he can change,” the team stated. “Jimmy has assured us that he is fully dedicated to making this change. He also understands the consequences if he does not.”
This Christmas eve, team DragonFly released the 54th version, DragonFly BSD 5.4.1, a free and open-source Unix-like operating system. This version comes with a new system compiler in GCC 8, improved NUMA support, a large number of network and virtual machine driver updates. This release also has significant HAMMER2 improvements and better WLAN interface handling. What’s new in DragonFly BSD 5.4.1 Big-ticket items This release comes with much better support for asymmetric NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access) configurations. Both the memory subsystem and the scheduler now understand the functionality of Threadripper 2990WX’s architecture. The team at DragonFly has been working on improving fairness for shared-vs-exclusive lock clashes, reducing cache ping-ponging due to non-contending SMP locks. This release comes with major updates to dports. Concurrency across multiple ttys and ptys have been improved. GCC 8 DragonFly 5.4.1 comes with GCC 8.0, and runs as the default compiler. It is also used for building dports. HAMMER2 This release comes with HAMMER2 which is the default root filesystem in non-clustered mode. It increases bulkfree cache to reduce the number of iterations required. It also fixed numerous bugs. This release comes with improved support on low-memory machines. This release comes with significant pre-work on the XOP API to help support future networked operations. Major changes Security Issues The machdep.spectre_supportsysctl can be now used to probe the spectre support, and machdep.spectre_mitigation sysctl to enable/disable support. The default /root perms has been changed from 755 to 700 in the build template. Delayed FP state has been removed to avoid the known side-channel attack. This release comes with clean FP state on switch to avoid known side-channel attack. There zero user registers on entry into kernel (syscall, interrupt, or exception) to avoid speculative side-channel attacks. Kernel This release comes with updated drm to match Linux kernel 4.7.10 in a number of locations. The radeon driver has been updated; currently matches Linux 3.18. CVE-2018-8897 has been mitigated. This release comes with an added timer support x2apic A private_data field thas been added to struct file for improving application support. SPINLOCK and acpi_timer performance has been improved. A dirty vnode management facility has been added Bottlenecks from the rlimit handling code has been removed. The size of the vm_object hash table has been increased by 4x to reduce collisions. Concurrent tmpfs and allocvnode() has been improved. The namecache performance has been improved. The syscall path has been optimized to improve performance. Driver updates With this release, serial-output-only installs are now possible. This version of DragonFly comes with virtio_balloon memory driver. With this release, /dev/sndstat can now be opened multiple times by the same device. MosChip PCIe serial communications are now supported. Missing descriptions for usb4bsd C610/X99 controllers have been added. This release comes with an added support for PCIe serial com and console support. Old PCI and ISA serial drivers have been removed. Userland This release comes with an added rc support for ipfw3. Vis(3) and unvis(3) have been updated. With this release, pciconf database has been updated. tcsetsid() has been added to libc. The buildworld concurrency has been improved. Networking With this release, the network tunnel driver, tun(4), has been cleaned up and updated. It’s now clonable for anyone building VPN links. The arp issue in the bridge code has now been fixed. Interface groups are now supported in the kernel and pf(4). The ENA(Elastic Network Adapter) network driver has been added to DragonFly 5.4.1. Package updates With this release, there are a number of options for running a web browser on DragonFly which includes, Chromium, Firefox, Opera, Midori, Palemoon, etc. Users are appreciating the efforts taken for this project and especially, the hammer storage is being appreciated. Though few users are complaining about the speed of the process which is very slow. The HAMMER2 used in this release is BSD licensed so it might have better potential as a Linux kernel module. Read more about this release on DragonFly BSD. Read Next Google employees join hands with Amnesty International urging Google to drop Project Dragonfly Key Takeaways from Sundar Pichai’s Congress hearing over user data, political bias, and Project Dragonfly As Pichai defends Google’s “integrity” ahead of today’s Congress hearing, over 60 NGOs ask him to defend human rights by dropping DragonFly
Swisscom added 40,000 TV customers in the third quarter to take its total to 1.44 million, up 12.9% year-on-year, despite what the company described as stiff competition from rival providers.Swisscom TV received a boost in the quarter from its acquisition of football and ice-hockey rights during the quarter. The total number of Swisscom TV customers reached 1.44 million at the end of September.Four fifths of customers use the cloud-based Swisscom TV 2.0 service.Broadband subscriptions grew year-on-year by 48,000 or 2.5% to 1.99 million, up 7,000 in the quarter. However, growth in TV and broadband was not able to offset the decline in fixed lines due to a decline in fixed phone use.Post-paid mobile subscribers increased, while fixed-line and pre-paid mobile customers declined.Swisscom posted revenues of CHF8.65 billion (€8 billion), down 0.1%, and EBITDA of CHF3.1 billion, up 6.7%.Swisscom has still not recognised a provision in its consolidated financial statements related to a fine levied by the competition regulator over its marketing of sports content via pay TV. The company said it was appealing and still expected to escape a sanction.“We have again achieved solid results in the third quarter despite fierce competition. Strong pressure on pricing and decreasing roaming prices are good news for our customers but more challenging for our revenue and profitability. On a more positive note, there is increased growth in bundled products and TV access lines, our solutions business for corporate customers and Fastweb. Thanks to strong market performance and active cost management we are on target,” said CEO Urs Schaeppi.