April 29, 2020

More sports in brief

first_imgYoung facing longtime out with injuryMANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United say winger Ashley Young is facing a lengthy time out with a groin injury, which will require surgery.Young picked up the injury three minutes before half-time in the 1-0 victory at Anfield last week and was replaced by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has made three appearances for United this season.UEFA won’treplace PlatiniGENEVA (AP):UEFA will not replace Michel Platini as president, while he is pursuing legal routes to overturn his eight-year FIFA ban.Platini was banned over a $2 million payment from FIFA in 2011 for uncontracted salary as an adviser to Sepp Blatter.UEFA will meet in Budapest at a congress in May when a new president could have been elected before the European Championship.But UEFA says its executive committee has “decided there will be no UEFA presidential election scheduled until the sports justice appeal bodies, including potentially the Court of Arbitration for Sport, have taken a decision.”Lloyd, Hernandez voted top CONCACAF playersMIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP):American midfielder Carli Lloyd and Mexican forward Javier Hernandez have been selected CONCACAF’s Players of the Year.Lloyd, also voted FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, scored a hat trick in the World Cup final, where she earned the Golden Ball as top player.Hernandez scored the first goal for Mexico in its play-off win over the United States for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.last_img read more

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first_imgHeadquartered in Beijing, China, it has regionalHeadquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. With Complete Ecosystem, Groundbreaking technologies, and Disruptive Pricing as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in a myriad of businesses, spanning from Internet-based Super TV and Superphones, video production and distribution, smart devices/accessories and large-screen applications, to e-commerce and even connected super-electric cars. The company also features one of the worlds largest content libraries, comprising of movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be conveniently viewed on LeEco products, including the Superphones, Super TVs, and in the near future, LeAutos. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media contact: Aaron Samuel aaronsamuel@le.com +91-9686100143 LeEco, India Source: Le Ecosystem Technology India Pvt. Ltd. PRNewswire GSVlast_img read more

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first_img Fiery explosion kills Blue Hills man Related Items:Bay Bistro, blue hills, Conch festival 2014, Kalooki’s, mr. grouper, Three queens bar, Winners Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCI Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Dec 2014 – Rainy weather kept many away from the Turks and Caicos Conch Festival; but those who turned up say it was one of the best stagings of the 11 year old festival held at Three Queen’s in Blue Hills. Steel pan drumming, live island music and a conch-e-tition challenge to name best conch salad, best conch chowder and best conch specialty dish was fierce. Bay Bistro were returned as best overall restaurant after a two year dethroning. New comer’s Kalooki’s in Blue Hills took best conch chowder; Best Conch salad went to the TCI Community College; Mr. Grouper got two prizes including Best Conch Specialty dish and winner of the $10,000 Rotary Pot of Gold cash prize was Matthew Redman of Provo. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FortisTCI reveals Education Week winnerslast_img read more

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Govt to launch third tranche of gold bond scheme on March 8

first_imgThe Narendra Modi government will launch the third tranche of the gold bond scheme on March 8. The previous two rounds had got a good response, enabling the government to raise nearly Rs 1,050 crore. “The Third Tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bonds will be kept open from 8th March 2016 (Tuesday) to 14th March, 2016 (Monday). The Bonds will be issued on 29th March, 2016,” said a finance ministry statement.The government had received 3.16 lakh applications for 2,790 kg of gold valued at about Rs 726 crore in the second tranche under the sovereign gold bond (SGB) scheme from Jan. 18 to 22, 2016.The gold bond scheme, aimed at reducing the physical demand for the metal, was the first-of-its-kind launched by the Modi government on Nov. 5 last year.  India imports about 800-1,000 tonnes of gold annually and is the world’s second-largest consumer of the yellow metal after China.The bonds will be available in both demat and physical forms. The maturity period for the bonds will be eight years, with the option to exit from the fifth year. The bonds will be made available through designated banks and post offices.Investors will be paid a fixed rate of interest of 2.75% per annum on their investment. The interest will be paid half-yearly and bonds can be furnished as collaterals to obtain loans.last_img read more

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2 siblings burnt dead

first_imgLogo of fire IllustrationTwo brothers were burned to death and their father was injured as a fire broke out at a tin-shed house at Matuail Council road in Dhaka early Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased are Palash, 12 and Tushar, 7, sons of Iqbal Hossain.Mizanur Rahman, duty-officer of fire service and civil defence headquarters, said that the fire originated from a mosquito coil in their house around 2:44am.On information, two fire-fighting units rushed in and doused the fire around 3:45am.Later, they recovered the charred bodies of the two siblings from their room and rescued their injured father.The injured was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital Burn Unit.last_img read more

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Not amused by FB photo college suspends six

first_imgOne boy and five girl students of a college here have been suspended by its management after a photo of theirs emerged on social media showing the boy lying on the lap of the girls in their classroom. The matter, which the college said has “created emotional outbursts” amongst the student community, has also seen the boy being thrashed by unknown persons, leading to his hospitalisation.Also, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarti Parishad members have submitted a memorandum to the college’s principal asking him to debar the students after the photo, according to sources at the college, was uploaded on Facebook on February 22 and went viral online.”The incident, the photo and its circulation on social media has created emotional outbursts among the student community and the public,” the college, which is situated at Suratkal here, said in a letter to Mangalore University.The boy was thrashed by a group of people on Sunday after the photo appeared on Facebook and he has been admitted to a hospital for treatment, police said.last_img read more

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CID to take charge of Burdwan serial killer case soon

first_imgKolkata: State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is likely to take charge of the Burdwan serial killer case soon. Since the arrest of the accused Kamruzzaman Sarkar, CID sleuths have been keeping track of the case.During 2013, after several women were murdered, CID took charge of the investigation. A few persons were arrested on suspicion but were later found to have no connection with the case. As the case took a new turn after Kamruzzaman’s arrest, CID sleuths are following the developments. Sources informed that a team of CID may visit Kalna to interrogate Kamruzzaman in connection with previous cases. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMeanwhile, Kamruzzaman’s wife Jahanara Bibi demanded capital punishment for her husband after she came to know about his crimes. Bibi informed that she did not doubt him as he used to behave normally at home. “If he has done even one murder, Kamruzzaman should be given capital punishment as it will be a lesson for other criminals. My request to the government is to help me as I have three children to raise,” said Bibi. According to sources, Kamruzzaman had been arrested earlier on two occasions for having connection with two theft cases a few years ago. Following interrogation on Tuesday, sleuths came to know about two jewellery shops where Kamruzzaman had sold the looted ornaments. On Wednesday, the shop owners were interrogated regarding the cases. Sources informed that they admitted that Kamruzzaman had sold some gold ornaments to them.last_img read more

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Why Bitcoin Is the MySpace of Cryptocurrencies But the Blockchain Is Here

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Cryptocurrencies came onto the scene about a decade ago and have continued to redefine the way we perceive and handle financial transactions.However, the real hero of this heralding was not the cryptocurrency but the underlying technology that makes cryptocurrency transactions as feasible and efficient as they are — the blockchain.The real potential of the blockchain came when innovators and visionaries across industries began to realize that it could be separated from the digital currency and used to revolutionize every other industry. As evidence of its effectiveness, businesses across thousands of industries have experienced mind-blowing innovations thanks to the integration of blockchain technology as developers have seized the opportunity to become creative with the versatility it offers.As more people embraced the blockchain technology, some industries began to feel threatened by its presence and its disruptive nature.While there is an understandable fear that Bitcoin may turn out to be just another financial bubble; the MySpace of cryptocurrency if you will, the real loss would be if the blockchain doesn’t live up to its promise.The million dollar question then becomes, is the blockchain here to stay? To be able to answer this, we have to first understand the psychology of blockchain:Related: 5 Essential Podcasts for Entrepreneurs Serious About Cryptocurrency1. The benefits of full disclosureThis was and is still one of the biggest selling points of this technology — full disclosure. Blockchain is a massive public ledger of every user activity across an extensive network.The fact that every user activity on the blockchain (for cryptocurrencies, it’s validated financial transactions) can be monitored and traced back to its origin has made it so adaptable for so many other uses such as in the case of the supply chain.Transparency breeds authenticity. When every blockchain user can see exactly what is happening, it helps to keep everyone honest. This feature is probably the biggest reason initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been all the rage. Successful since they started out in 2013, ICOs have had some headline-worthy wins to encourage the every intending investor, regardless of budget to jump in and earn a part of the crypto pie.Related: Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Anymore2. Control of finances without compromising securityWe can’t keep all our money at home; financial institutions exist to help us facilitate our personal and business financial management and control.But, how much control is too much? In a rapidly growing, technologically innovative and flexible world, people are growing increasingly dissatisfied with the traditional services of these well-established institutions with their stringent policies.They decide everything: minimum account balance, maximum and minimum transaction value, transaction fees, credit advance, collateral value, allowed payment methods and a plethora of other conditions.Plus these institutions can make a bad investment and lose money — customers’ money. Blockchain decentralized structure advocates returning control to the customers, letting them preside over their own financial decisions.While banks do work to keep their customers’ money safe, it often means that the customer has to seed a great deal of financial control to the banks. Blockchain’s full disclosure and authenticity feature gives its users confidence in the safety of their money and financial transactions.The ledger itself may be public but the data on the blockchain is verified and encrypted by advanced cryptography which makes it far more difficult to hack and the absence of third parties minimize interference and ultimately the risk of a hack.And then there’s the offline crypto wallets, just in case you feel safer storing your digital money offline. Banks have recorded a relatively scary amount of data security breaches this year alone, with the finance industry accounting for 14 percent of the total breached records in the first half of 2017. The blockchain is still in its infancy and does have its flaws, but it’s proving to be a much safer technology for securing our money. Little wonder many banks and major financial institutions — about 15 percent of them expected this year alone — have begun to integrate this technology to better serve their customers.Related: 6 Cryptocurrencies You Should Know About (and None of Them Are Bitcoin)3. Cost of spendingFinancial bodies act as intermediaries for our monetary transactions; they help us send and receive money and rightly collect a fee for their services. This is one of the highest revenue-generating methods for financial institutions. While most of these institutions in their different forms have in recent years tried to implement a more flexible method of charging for their services, many argue that the cost of these services is still too high.Card processors like MasterCard, Visa and Discove collect anywhere from 1.44 percent to 2.6 percent for every transaction (plus a fixed amount usually no less than $0.25 . . . If you were sending $100, this would amount to around $2.60 plus $0.25, or $2.85.This may not seem like much, but for millions of merchants who use these processors, receiving thousands of dollars in payment quickly begins to add up. PayPal transaction fees stand at 2.9 percent plus $0.35 per transaction for personal accounts and 4.4 percent plus $0.30 for business accounts.Blockchain transaction fees have historically been much lower — less than a penny as recently as 2015 — than these other established payment mediums. As the demand for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has increased, so have the service charges.While the day traders are shielding themselves from trading losses by using order types, major blockchain wallet companies have adopted flexible and dynamic payment structure in that they let wallet users choose their own fees to reduce irrelevant losses.This also comes with a dynamic fee estimation that aids them in selecting the fee that will guarantee fastest transaction speed. This level of user control is definitely a very endearing quality that will likely grow in acceptance in the coming years.And then there’s the added advantage that customers no longer have to bear the financial brunt of clashes between these traditional financial heavy weights. Plus, merchants can deal directly with their customers on the blockchain, effectively getting rid of any intermediary and getting the full value for their sales.Related: How Digital Wallets and Mobile Payments Are Evolving and What It Means for You4. Blockchain tech is permeating other industries.This technology was originally intended to be a baseline protocol for the future of financial transactions and nothing more. However, as industries began to realize the potential of this innovation to do much more than move money, extensive research to better understand and integrate it began extensively across industries.Today, you will find signs of blockchain infrastructure in every major industry as developers feverishly seek to make it better, faster, more secure, more user-friendly and more adaptable.And it doesn’t stop there; startups are rapidly springing up everywhere, focused on the use of blockchain to run their businesses. For example, Game Protocol is a blockchain-focused development platform for the gaming industry. IMMLA is a freight-forwarding company centralized around the blockchain technology. There are a plethora of blockchain focused companies I’ve come across, and all of them are literally pulling out the middleman in their industries.This wave of industry disruption is expected to continue, as any technology this flexible is likely to achieve longevity. We can only wait to see how it is going to be used to amplify the effectiveness of other already promising tech innovations such as the internet of things.So, is the blockchain just another tech fad?That’s really tough to say. In addition to all the benefits outlined above, blockchain is slowly changing the way we do business, the way we earn a living and the way data is made available. Blockchain has had its fair share of problems, and despite its immense success, the blockchain has its limitations that we might need to worry about.However, currently, blockchain is making steady progress. With all the benefits the blockchain has to offer, it certainly has a lot to raise the confidence of potential users. The world is changing daily, and the blockchain is put to the test in every situation to determine its ability to withstand future challenges. 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. November 22, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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Applying Single Responsibility principle from SOLID in NET Core

first_img #region Player public override string FirstName { get; set; } public override string LastName { get; set; } public override int Age { get; set; } public override string Bio { get; set; } #endregion namespace cricketScoreTrack.Classes { public class Batsman : Player, IBatter { #region IBatsman public int BatsmanRuns { get; set; } public int BatsmanBallsFaced { get; set; } public int BatsmanMatch4s { get; set; } public int BatsmanMatch6s { get; set; } #endregion public override double CalculateStrikeRate(Player player) { switch (player) { case AllRounder allrounder: return (allrounder.BowlerBallsBowled / allrounder.BowlerWickets); public override int CalculatePlayerRank() { return 0; } Using what we have learned about the single responsibility principle, we notice that there is an issue here. To illustrate the problem, let’s compare the code side by side: We are essentially repeating code in the Batsman and AllRounder classes. This doesn’t really bode well for single responsibility, does it? I mean, the one principle is that a class must only have a single function to perform. At the moment, both the Batsman and AllRounder classes are taking care of calculating strike rates. They also both take care of calculating the player rank. They even both have exactly the same code for calculating the strike rate of a batsman! The problem comes in when the strike rate calculation changes (not that it easily would, but let’s assume it does). We now know that we have to change the calculation in both places. As soon as the developer changes one calculation and not the other, a bug is introduced into our application. Let’s simplify our classes. In the BaseClasses folder, create a new abstract class called Statistics. The code should look as follows: namespace cricketScoreTrack.BaseClasses { public abstract class Statistics { public abstract double CalculateStrikeRate(Player player); public abstract int CalculatePlayerRank(Player player); } } In the Classes folder, create a new derived class called PlayerStatistics (that is to say it inherits from the Statistics abstract class). The code should look as follows: using cricketScoreTrack.BaseClasses; using System; namespace cricketScoreTrack.Classes { public class PlayerStatistics : Statistics { public override int CalculatePlayerRank(Player player) { return 1; } public override int CalculatePlayerRank() { return 0; } In Batsman, we have the following code: public double BatsmanBattingStrikeRate => (BatsmanRuns * 100) / BatsmanBallsFaced; namespace cricketScoreTrack.Classes { public class AllRounder : Player, IBatter, IBowler { #region Player public override string FirstName { get; set; } public override string LastName { get; set; } public override int Age { get; set; } public override string Bio { get; set; } #endregion #region IBatsman public int BatsmanRuns { get; set; } public int BatsmanBallsFaced { get; set; } public int BatsmanMatch4s { get; set; } public int BatsmanMatch6s { get; set; } #endregion } } Looking at the AllRounder class, remove the public enum StrikeRate { Bowling = 0, Batting = 1 } enum as well as the public double BatsmanBattingStrikeRate and public double BowlerStrikeRate properties. Lastly, remove the private double CalculateStrikeRate(StrikeRate strikeRateType) and public override int CalculatePlayerRank() methods. The code for the AllRounder class now looks as follows: using cricketScoreTrack.BaseClasses; using cricketScoreTrack.Interfaces; using System; case Batsman batsman: return (batsman.BatsmanRuns * 100) / batsman.BatsmanBallsFaced; In today’s tutorial, we’ll learn how to apply the Single Responsibility principle from the SOLID principles, to .NET Core Applications. This brings us to another interesting concept in OOP called SOLID design principles. These design principles are applied to any OOP design and are intended to make software easier to understand, more flexible, and easily maintainable. This article is an extract from the book C# 7 and .NET Core Blueprints, authored by Dirk Strauss and Jas Rademeyer. The book is a step-by-step guide that will teach you the essential .NET Core and C# concepts with the help of real-world projects. The term SOLID is a mnemonic for: Single responsibility principle Open/closed principle Liskov substitution principle Interface segregation principle Dependency inversion principle In this article, we will take a look at the first of the principles—the single responsibility principle. Let’s look at the single responsibility principle now. Single responsibility principle Simply put, a module or class should have the following characteristics only: It should do one single thing and only have a single reason to change It should do its one single thing well The functionality provided needs to be entirely encapsulated by that class or module What is meant when saying that a module must be responsible for a single thing? The Google definition of a module is: “Each of a set of standardized parts or independent units that can be used to construct a more complex structure, such as an item of furniture or a building.” From this, we can understand that a module is a simple building block. It can be used or reused to create something bigger and more complex when used with other modules. In C# therefore, the module does closely resemble a class, but I will go so far as to say that a module can also be extended to be a method. The function that the class or module performs can only be one thing. That is to say that it has a narrow responsibility. It is not concerned with anything else other than doing that one thing it was designed to do. If we had to apply the single responsibility principle to a person, then that person would be only a software developer, for example. But what if a software developer also was a doctor and a mechanic and a school teacher? Would that person be effective in any of those roles? That would contravene the single responsibility principle. The same is true for code. Having a look at our AllRounder and Batsman classes, you will notice that in AllRounder, we have the following code: private double CalculateStrikeRate(StrikeRate strikeRateType) { switch (strikeRateType) { case StrikeRate.Bowling: return (BowlerBallsBowled / BowlerWickets); case StrikeRate.Batting: return (BatsmanRuns * 100) / BatsmanBallsFaced; default: throw new Exception(“Invalid enum”); } } default: throw new ArgumentException(“Incorrect argument supplied”); } } } } You will see that the PlayerStatistics class is now solely responsible for calculating player statistics for the player’s rank and the player’s strike rate. You will see that I have not included much of an implementation for calculating the player’s rank. I briefly commented the code on GitHub for this method on how a player’s rank is determined. It is quite a complicated calculation and differs for batsmen and bowlers. I have therefore omitted it for the purposes of this chapter on OOP. Your Solution should now look as follows: Swing back over to your Player abstract class and remove abstract public int CalculatePlayerRank(); from the class. In the IBowler interface, remove the double BowlerStrikeRate { get; } property. In the IBatter interface, remove the double BatsmanBattingStrikeRate { get; } property. In the Batsman class, remove public double BatsmanBattingStrikeRate and public override int CalculatePlayerRank() from the class. The code in the Batsman class will now look as follows: using cricketScoreTrack.BaseClasses; using cricketScoreTrack.Interfaces; #region IBowler public double BowlerSpeed { get; set; } public string BowlerType { get; set; } public int BowlerBallsBowled { get; set; } public int BowlerMaidens { get; set; } public int BowlerWickets { get; set; } public double BowlerEconomy => BowlerRunsConceded / BowlerOversBowled; public int BowlerRunsConceded { get; set; } public int BowlerOversBowled { get; set; } #endregion } } Looking back at our AllRounder and Batsman classes, the code is clearly simplified. It is definitely more flexible and is starting to look like a well-constructed set of classes. Give your solution a rebuild and make sure that it is all working. So now you know how to simplify your .NET Core applications by applying the Single Responsibility principle. If you found this tutorial helpful and you’d like to learn more, go ahead and pick up the book C# 7 and .NET Core Blueprints, authored by Dirk Strauss and Jas Rademeyer. Read Next What is ASP.NET Core? How to call an Azure function from an ASP.NET Core MVC application How to dockerize an ASP.NET Core applicationlast_img read more

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