World C’ship gold not far away: Praneeth

first_imgEngelberg (Switzerland): Indian badminton star Sai Praneeth, who enjoyed his best career ranking (15th) in 2017, has praised the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for supporting players and doing a lot of positive things to promote the game at the grassroots level. “Indian badminton association is on the right path, it is doing good things to promote the game at the grassroots and is continuously supporting the players and taking care of all their needs. “As a badminton loving nation, we are heading towards becoming a real powerhouse and the efforts should be continued because there are a lot of young players coming forth with immense talent and they should be rightly protected. The day is not far when we would win Gold in World championships,” the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships bronze medallist said. Praneeth believes that nowadays youngsters are posing a real challenge to the senior players and due to their strong presence it’s really difficult for the seniors to win even the nationals. Praneeth and Parupalli Kashyap, along with several other Indian players, are here to participate in the Swiss open 2019. They also visited Mount Titlis to promote the upcoming BWF World Championships to be held in Switzerland in June for the second time after a gap of 20 years. They played an exhibition match at 10,000 feet. The match was organised by the Swiss badminton association and the Mount Titlis Cable Car Company based in Engelberg. After the match, they took part in the press briefing of the Swiss badminton association to talk about the preparations for the World Championships. Praneeth said nowadays young Indian players are posing challenges to the seniors and it’s really difficult to beat them because they are well prepared and focused and their fitness level is at par with some of the international players. “I think the national championships are really difficult to win these days because there are so many players including some juniors who are really doing well. Overall badminton in India has grown up and it’s good that the youngsters are coming and posing challenges to the seniors. It’s a good thing for Indian badminton,” the Andhra Pradesh player said. Asked about the match at Mount Titlis, Praneeth remarked: “It’s entirely an amazing experience. I never thought of playing a match at such a height. And Mount Titlis is amazing, completely out of world thing for me. I really enjoyed being here and I really want to thank the Swiss badminton association for bringing us at such a wonderful place. “I really wish the upcoming World Championship a grand success and wish to win a medal there in Basel.” Talking about his personal game Praneeth said that he is working hard to overcome his shortcomings and increase his fitness level. “This season has just begun and I played in All England Open. I lost there and I am not happy with my performance over there. I am working on my shortcomings which reflected during the tournament. “I am especially taking care of my fitness because last year, I really struggled with my body. This year is very important for us and that’s why I have certain plans to improve my game and I am working hard towards them,” he said.last_img read more

AfDB Praises Morocco’s Economic Performance Despite International Crisis

Rabat – Chairman of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Donald Kaberuka, on Wednesday praised the “satisfactory” economic performance of Morocco in recent years, despite the international crisis.Morocco has managed to maintain “pretty respectable” growth rates in recent years that have enabled it take up the challenges of youth employment and the diversification of its economy, he said at a press conference.Hailing the “excellent” cooperation between Morocco and AfDB translated into significant commitments in all sectors, Kaberuka recalled the diversified portfolio of the Bank in Morocco, its first client. He particularly highlighted the support provided by AfDB to the development of solar energy, notably the Ouarzazate NOOR solar complex, deeming it the “largest solar project” initiated by the Kingdom to date.Kaberuka also praised the strategy of the energy mix implemented by Morocco.AfDB is Morocco’s leading development partner, with investments amounting to nearly 10 billion euros and an active portfolio of 2.7 billion euro.MWN with MAP read more

Applications for American 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery to Begin October 3

Rabat – The US Department of State has announced that the registration for the ‘Diversity Migrant Visa 2019’ (green card lottery) will begin on October 3 and close on November 7.Registration for the visa can be done for free only online at dvlottery.state.gov, which will be active during the registration period.According to a document released by the US Department of State, applicants for the green card lottery should register as early as possible since the heavy demand on the website during the last few weeks of the application period might cause website delays. The document specifies that paper applications and late applications will not be considered, whereas “individuals with more than one entry will be disqualified.”The applicants must respond to simple yet strict eligibility criteria, including a baccalaureate certificate. If more than one member from the same family wishes to apply for the Diversity Visa, each member must register individually.The US Department of State will use a computerized system to select the applicants from the bank of eligible entries. The applicants will be able to check the status of their green card application by May, 2018.The number of Moroccans selected in the Diversity Immigrant Visa changes slightly from year to another, but it approaches 3000 people. Further information will be provided to individuals whose applications are selected, such as the fees involved in the immigration visa.Every year, the DV Lottery provides up to 50,000 randomly selected foreigners, less than 1 percent of the total applicants, with permanent residency in the United States.However, the current lottery comes amid an intense debate over immigration and drastic policy changes that have made the US less welcoming to new immigrants.President Donald Trump has severely cracked down on illegal immigration and pressed forward with initial plans to build a wall along the border with Mexico. He has issued executive orders targeting foreign workers, travelers and refugees from certain majority-Muslim countries.While Trump never issued any official statements about the green-card lottery, its days may be numbered. The lottery appears to conflict with the president’s call for a “merit-based” immigration system, and at least two bills in the Republican-controlled Congress seek to eliminate the program. read more

Netflix adds 9.6M subscribers in 1Q as competition heats up

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix’s popularity is still booming, even as the video streaming service rolls out it biggest U.S. price increases and girds for new challenges from Walt Disney and Apple, two of the world’s most popular brands.The ground-breaking video service added 9.6 million subscribers worldwide during the opening three months of the year, topping the projections of both Netflix’s own management and the analysts that steer investors’ expectations. The first-quarter surge left Netflix with nearly 149 million subscribers through March.Netflix’s performance may help ease any worries related to a recent price hike that raised the cost of its most popular plan to $13 a month, a $2 increase. New U.S. subscribers had to start paying the higher price in January, but it only recently started to hit existing customers.The Associated Press read more

Anadarko and eBay jump while iRobot and AT&T slump

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:Anadarko Petroleum Corp., up $7.41 to $71.40The oil company is being offered $57 billion by Occidental Petroleum in a bidding war against Chevron.eBay Inc., up $1.85 to $38.52The e-commerce company surprised investors with solid profit and revenue during the first quarter and raised its forecast for the year.AT&T Inc., down $1.31 to $30.79The telecommunications company’s revenue fell short of forecasts as it deals with some subscriber losses.Flir Systems Inc., up $2.77 to $53.42The imaging and surveillance systems company reported better-than-anticipated first-quarter results and a solid forecast.Teradyne Inc., up $3.40 to $47.99The wireless product and data storage company beat first quarter profit and revenue forecasts and gave investors a solid outlook.iRobot Corp., down $30.15 to $100.42The robotics technology company’s revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts.RPC Inc., down $2.29 to $10.60The oil and gas services company reported weak first quarter results and slashed its dividend.SAP SE, up $14.28 to $129.08Activist investors at Elliott Management disclosed a $1.3 billion stake in the business software company.The Associated Press read more

UN adopts new International Agreement to protect worlds forests

28 April 2007After 15 years of discussions and negotiations on a global approach to protect the world’s forests, countries meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York have adopted a landmark agreement on international forest policy and cooperation following two weeks of intense negotiations. The final agreement was reached after delegates to the UN Forum on Forests worked through the night, concluding just after dawn this morning. Exhausted delegates nevertheless called the agreement a milestone, noting it was the first time States have agreed to an international instrument for sustainable forest management.”Forum on Forest Chair Hans Hoogeveen, hailed the agreement as an “outstanding achievement” and said it ushered in “a new chapter” in forest management. Mr. Hoogeveen earlier told the delegates that the livelihoods of over a billion of the world’s poor are at stake. “We have only one planet to share, and we must ensure its health and sustainability.”The new agreement, although not legally binding, sets a standard in forest management that is expected to have a major impact on international cooperation and national action to reduce deforestation, prevent forest degradation, promote sustainable livelihoods and reduce poverty for all forest-dependent peoples.More than 1.6 billion people, according to World Bank estimates, depend on forests for their livelihoods. The forest product industry is a source of economic growth and employment, with global forest products traded internationally in the order of $270 billion.At the same time, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 13 million hectares of the world’s forests are lost due to deforestation every year, which, in turn accounts for up to 20 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. The world’s forests and forest soils store more than one trillion tons of carbon – twice the amount found in the atmosphere.Pekka Patosaari, Director of the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat, told delegates that the agreement was a major step toward the creation of a new “people-centred” forest policy. “You have sent a clear message to the global community on the critical role of forests in internationally development.” For years countries debated whether to negotiate a formal treaty or a non-legally binding instrument on forest management. But many developing countries with significant forest cover objected to any action that would compromise their sovereignty or control over their natural resources.The resulting agreement, however, is considered a reflection of a strong international commitment to promote on the ground implementation of sustainable forest management through a new, more holistic approach that brings all stakeholders together. In addition, the agreement is expected to reinforce practical measures at the country-level to integrate forests more closely with other government policies.Another area of disagreement that has long plagued forest negotiations concerned a financing mechanism to mobilize funding for sustainable forest management. The agreement calls on countries to adopt, by 2009, a voluntary global financing mechanism for forest management. read more

Join the Brock team at Sundays Terry Fox Run

When James Mandigo married Karen Natho, he wed into a tradition of supporting the Terry Fox Run.In 1980, when the Marathon of Hope rolled through London, Natho’s father was part of the organizing crew that welcomed Terry Fox to the city.“Ever since then, my wife has been involved and now it’s an important event for our family,” said Mandigo, Brock’s Vice-Provost, Enrollment Management & International.This year, Mandigo is joining the Brock University team at the St. Catharines Terry Fox Run, which takes place Sunday, Sept. 18 at Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the run getting underway at 10 a.m.Brock benefits from the money raised for cancer research each year at the Terry Fox Run, and this year the University is hoping to attract more staff, faculty and students by including the St. Catharines run in its Homecoming schedule for the first time.“It touches every single person on campus,” Mandigo said. “This run celebrates one of our great Canadian heroes. Terry Fox saw a problem, used his skills and did something about it.”Giving pre-run remarks on Sunday will be Brock University post-doctoral fellow Mukund Ghavre, who will talk about Terry Fox-funded research currently taking place at Brock.Ghavre is a member of a team who has partnered with Zymeworks, a Vancouver-based drug development company, to create a number of novel anti-cancer molecules that they will attach to antibodies. The antibodies act like a targeting system to carry molecules to cancerous cells and prevent them from multiplying, while sparing normal healthy cells.Previously, the Terry Fox Foundation funded research co-authored by Brock epidemiologist Martin Tammemagi that helps with the early detection of lung cancer.Sunday’s 5-km Terry Fox Run is open to everyone and participants can run, walk, bike, rollerblade. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Register here to join the Brock University team.Can’t make it? You can donate to the Terry Fox Run through the Brock team here. read more

Gislason criticizes Filip Jicha Lovgren and Ahlm would never act like him

THW Kiel coach Alfred Gislason pubicly critized “Zebras” Ex-captain Filip Jicha for behaviour and further departure from the club last summer, when he signed for FC Barcelona: – If we had known this in April, we would have let Rasmus liquor never go to Flensburg,”, Gislason told to German handball magazine HANDBALL INSIDE.-The other option would have been to say: ‘you have to stay. ‘And that would have guaranteed ended with a giant theater. “, said Icelander, who concluded with comparation with some former legends of the club:-Lövgren and Ahlm would never have acted like that. ← Previous Story Boris Denić is no longer RK Maribor coach! Next Story → Vote for the Handball Moment of the Week #2 Alfred GislasonFilip JichaTHW Kiel read more

Greek volunteers bring cheer for National Volunteer Week

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Australian volunteers will be recognised for their tireless work to help the elderly in the community during National Volunteer Week.Fronditha Care’s 200-strong group of volunteers, who donate their time at the organisation’s residential aged care facilities and visit people in their own homes, will be honoured in an annual Recognition Ceremony luncheon on 22 May.Twenty-five volunteers will be awarded for their years of service, with one person serving more than 25 years as a volunteer, making sure people never feel alone or feel like they have no-one to talk to.Fronditha Care was built by volunteers in the 1970s and since then its people have won industry accolades and are regularly receiving recognition from the Victorian Premier and State MPs.Volunteer Hrisoula Karamouratidis was awarded last year for an amazing 40 years of service to Fronditha Care.One volunteer even had his kafenio idea implemented organisation-wide so that male residents and volunteers could gather to play games, drink coffee and talk. It led to the residents getting the courage to talk about their troubles and general mental health – something Greek men find quite difficult.“They are truly amazing people who go above and beyond for those much frailer than us,” Fronditha Care Volunteer Coordinator Effie Kapnias said stressing that the impact volunteers have is immense.“They brighten up a day with just simple gestures like singing a song or holding someone’s hand who feels lonely.”The City of Newcastle’s Young Citizen of the Year Finalist and Fronditha Care staffer, Irini Kassas will be a guest speaker at this year’s Fronditha Care Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. A special tribute will be paid to Elly Frangis, a long-time volunteer and now resident of Fronditha Care’s Clayton South facility.last_img read more

Costco Sells Out of 27Pound Storage Bucket Mac and Cheese

first_img Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta Bad news for those looking to stock up on Costco’s food hit, the 27-pound bucket of macaroni and cheese with 20 years of shelf life: it’s now sold out on the warehouse’s website after going viral on social media.The Chef’s Banquet Macaroni & Cheese Storage Bucket is a bargain hunter’s dream. The tub of elbow pasta and cheddar cheese sauce has 180 servings and a staggering shelf life of 20 years — all for $89.99. That means customers only pay about 50 cents per serving.The cheese and pasta are packaged in separate bulk pouches “with oxygen absorbers, to protect the quality and ensure a long shelf life,” according to Costco.Photo Credit: CostcoPlus, the container  is a heavy-duty six-gallon bucket with lid that customers can easily transport and stack.But does it taste good?A reviewer on the Costco website writes: “I was surprised. Honestly, I was expecting something that tasted horrible. I was surprised to find out that it was very good. But, don’t pack the cheese sauce powder.”Here’s hoping the retail giant stocks more of these giant tubs of ooey-gooey goodness.And if you’re looking for another ginormous food bargain, here’s a bit of good news. Costco’s 7-pound tub of Nutella spread is still in stock, for $21.99.More on Geek.com:KFC’S Firelog That Smells Like Their Chicken Sold Out in HoursFirst Lab-Grown Steak Gives Foodies a Taste of the FutureNearly 1 in 5 Adults Mistakenly Think They Have Food Allergy Stay on targetlast_img read more

AJR Shuts Down Print Edition Goes Online Only

first_imgAs newsrooms continue to shrink, journalism and media students are facing a harsh reality upon graduation. Media companies are changing business models and expectations rapidly. Those changes are starting to trickle down to colleges.The American Journalism Review (AJR) is ceasing print publication and will go online only with a redesigned website beginning in the fall. The AJR, focusing on media criticism and analysis, will remain closely tied to its publisher, the University of Maryland Foundation, and the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Both the magazine and website frequently feature student content.”The model for publishing has clearly shifted to digital formats as online readership has grown,” says Lucy A. Dalglish, dean of Merrill College, in a statement. “It no longer made financial sense for the award-winning AJR to continue producing a print magazine because most AJR readers accessed content on the Web.”The 36-year-old bimonthly magazine had a qualified circulation of 25,000, according to its media kit. Dalglish also cited dwindling donations-a critical source of funding for AJR and media criticism, in general-as a reason for the decision. “That support has steadily declined over the past 10 years,” she says.Merrill isn’t the only college to undergo recent changes to its journalism department. AJR’s news follows a decision by the University of California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to scrap its two-year M.A. journalism degree for a nine-month M.S. program.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

Netflix Amazon Would Be Forced to Maintain 30 European Content Quotas Under

first_imgStreaming-video providers like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video would be required to dedicate at least 30% of their on-demand catalogs to European content, under a proposed European Union law announced Thursday.Under the revised rules, internet-streaming services also will be required to fund TV series and films produced in Europe, either through direct commissions or by paying into national film funds.The mandates, aimed at providing an economic stimulus for Euro entertainment productions, is part of a broader revision of rules applying to audiovisual media across the region, under a preliminary agreement reached by the European Parliament, Council and Commission. The negotiations will officially conclude in June, when lawmakers and regulators finalize remaining technical details of the proposal. After that, it will need to be approved by the European Parliament and EU member states. In addition to the 30% European content quota and funding mandate, which are also aimed at leveling the playing field for the already-regulated broadcast media sector, the EU agreement also will require internet video operators to put measures in place “to protect minors.”The revised EU rules would also extend to user-generated videos on platforms like Facebook and YouTube, in the event that “providing audiovisual content is an essential functionality of the service.” The proposed law would include stronger rules forcing video-sharing platforms to block “hate speech and public provocation to commit terrorist offences” and provide “transparent” mechanisms for users to report such content.“These new rules reflect digital progress and recognize that people now watch videos in different ways than before,” Andrus Ansip, the European Commission’s VP for the Digital Single Market, said in a statement. They encourage innovative services and promote European films — but also protect children and tackle hate speech in a better way.”Reps for Netflix and Amazon didn’t respond to requests for comment on the EU proposal.Europe’s move to bring internet-video under its content-quota rules has been brewing for several years. Previously the EU had floated a requirement that 20% of subscription VOD services comprise European-produced content.In its international markets, Netflix generally has been targeting around 20% of its originals to be local, in-language productions. Earlier this month, Netflix said it has more than 100 different European projects launching in 2018. The company announced 10 new European projects including feature film “Rimetti a Noi i Nostri Debiti” (Italy) and original series “Mortel” (France), “The Wave” (Germany), “Luna Nera” (Italy), “La Casa de Papel” part 3 (Spain), “The English Game” (U.K.), and “Turn Up Charlie” (U.K.).“[W]e are committed to being a voice for European entertainment, giving passionate local content creators a worldwide platform to share their vision, and offering consumers around the world unique and diverse stories they can discover and enjoy, anywhere, anytime and at the same time, no matter their place or language of origin,” chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Sarandos, in discussing Netflix’s first-quarter 2018 results, cited the global appeal of supernatural series “Dark” from Germany and period drama “Las Chicas del Cable” from Spain.Another piece of the EU’s proposal is designed to provide more flexibility in TV advertising. The revised rules give broadcasters more flexibility as to when ads can be shown. Under current regulations, broadcasters are limited to a maximum of 12 minutes of ads per hour; the revised rules would let TV networks choose more freely when to show ads throughout the day with an overall cap of 20% of air time between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.Pictured above: Benoit Magimel (l.) and Gérard Depardieu in Netflix’s original French series “Marseille” season 2, produced by Paris-based Federation Entertainment Popular on Variety last_img read more

Trinamool worker found dead in Kushmandi

first_imgBALURGHAT: Tension gripped Kushmandi’s Maligaon area on Saturday morning after the body of a local TMC worker was found around 5 km away from his residence by the locals. Murder is being suspected.The deceased TMC worker has been identified as Harihar Das (50), a resident of Panchhata. Police have initiated an investigation. No arrests have been made so far. Das had gone missing since Friday afternoon. As he had not returned till late in the evening, his family members initiated a search operation but in vain. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseIn the morning, the locals discovered his body lying beside a pond with traces of rampant beating on the head. The stick was also found beside the body. Police rushed to the spot after being intimated and faced public demonstration as he was a popular face of the party there. Police, however, managed to recover his body after positive assurances. Later it was sent for postmortem to Balurghat district hospital. A local, named Bachchu Das, said: “I discovered the body in the morning while crossing the field. I screamed for help. The locals from adjacent areas rushed in and later we informed the police and Das’ family members. His body was lying beside a pond with deep head injury, probably from a bamboo stick, that was left next to him and had dry traces of blood.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLocals and Das’ family members demanded immediate arrests of the culprits. Local Trinamool leader and karmadhakshya of South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad, Shyamal Saha said: “Harihar Das was an active Trinamool worker and a popular face of the area. He had close association with the party workers and locals. He also had a lot of responsibilities for the upcoming polls. The locals want quick action and have also demonstrated before the police regarding the same.” A large contingent of police force has been deployed in the area to maintain the law and order situation.last_img read more

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 Review

first_img Optical Drive Size RJ-45 382 14.9 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches Warranty/Support Intel Celeron N4100 Hard Drive Speed Bluetooth 4.2 2 583.75 0 170 340 510 680 850 1020 Card Slots Hard Drive Size Company Website SD card slot Weight 4.1 x 2.6 inches UHD Graphics 600 CPU USB Ports 500GB https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/ Ports (excluding USB) USB 2.0 Display Size Optical Drive Speed Windows 10 Home Hard Drive Type HDD 15.6 Touchpad Size Ports (excluding USB) one-year warranty 4-1 card reader Video Memory DVD /-RW Native Resolution Wi-Fi 233 RAM Upgradable to Highest Available Resolution Graphics Card Mobile Broadband Ports (excluding USB) Review 875 Secondary Hard Drive Type HDMI 2.0 Advertisement Bluetooth If you’re on a tight budget and need a laptop for basic online tasks, then the Lenovo IdeaPad 330 (reviewed at $265) is a solid choice. This 15.6-inch machine has a sturdy chassis and a comfortable keyboard, perks that budget laptops rarely offer. The IdeaPad 330 even has a DVD drive, which isn’t something we typically encounter on laptops anymore. Unfortunately, a poor display, short battery life, and below-average performance spoil the fun, so we recommend spending a bit more on a better system, like the Acer Aspire E 15.article continued below Lenovo IdeaPad 330 Price and Configuration Options The IdeaPad 330 is sold in various configurations at a wide range of prices. We tested a $265 budget model with a 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768-pixel display, an Intel Celeron N4100 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB, 5,400-rpm hard drive. A more premium IdeaPad 330 with a Core i3-8130U CPU is available for $299, and there is also an AMD version with a Ryzen 5 2500U CPU, 12GB of RAM, and a 2TB HDD for $663. Design The IdeaPad 330 looks like an ordinary laptop. By that, I mean that if I asked you to draw a laptop, you’d probably land on something that looked a lot like the IdeaPad 330. It’s a rectangle with rounded corners, and has a silver lid with a Chrome logo in one corner. The IdeaPad’s chassis isn’t thick, nor thin, and the laptop’s silver lid and dark-gray undercarriage are made of hard plastic. The inside of the laptop is just as uninspired. Thick bezels that frame a low-resolution display remind me of my dad’s embarrassing GI glasses (or known in the military as “BCGs,” or birth control glasses). On a positive note, the brushed-metal finish on the deck could easily be mistaken for aluminum, and the dark-gray keyboard keys contrast nicely against the surface. The IdeaPad 330 feels like a solid machine – not ThinkPad X1 Carbon premium – but above-average for the price. In short, the IdeaPad 330’s design serves its function as a laptop quite well, but without doing anything original. But that’s OK. We’re so used to seeing flimsy notebooks in this price range that one that feels as sturdy as the IdeaPad 330 is a breath of fresh air. Yes, the IdeaPad 330 feels like a solid machine – not ThinkPad X1 Carbon premium – but above-average for the price. MORE: Best 2-in-1 Laptops – Laptop/Tablet Hybrids – Laptop Mag The IdeaPad 330 isn’t a 2-in-1 laptop and doesn’t have a touch screen, but its flexible hinge rotates 180 degrees so that you can show the screen to people around you or adjust the angle of the display when using it on your lap while you relax on the couch. At 14.9 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches and 4.4 pounds, the IdeaPad 330 is smaller and lighter than the Acer Aspire E 15 (15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches, 5 pounds), and about the same size as the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (14.9 x 10.2 x 0.8 inches, 5 pounds). Unsurprisingly, the 14-inch Acer Swift 1 (12.7 x 0 x 0.6 inches, 2.9 pounds) is a lot more portable than the IdeaPad. Ports The 330 has all the ports you could ask for – if it were 2012. But seriously, the right side of the laptop is taken up by a DVD drive. Yes, the CD drive lives on. On the opposite side of the IdeaPad 330 is where you’ll find all the ports, including a USB 3.1 port, a USB 2.0 input, an HDMI, an RJ45 Ethernet port and a headphone/mic combo jack. There’s also a 4-in-1 card reader so you can upload photos from an SD card without a dongle. Display It’s hard to criticize such an inexpensive laptop for having a low-resolution display. At the same time, another $100 will get you a laptop with a 1080p panel, which will provide a much sharper image than the IdeaPad 330’s 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display. Despite the low pixel count, I could see individual drops of water beading on Sylvester Stallone’s face after he splashed himself with water in the trailer for Rocky V. But a close look revealed lots of graininess, especially during darker scenes. I was more bothered by the display’s dull colors and poor viewing angles, both of which made this over-the-top action sequel look washed out. Our lab result reaffirmed some of those shortcomings. According to our colorimeter, the IdeaPad 330’s display covers only 66% of the sRGB color gamut. While that tops the Aspire E 15 (62%) and matches the Swift 1, the IdeaPad 330’s screen is less colorful than that of the average budget laptops (83%) and the Inspiron 15 3000 (73%). Despite the low pixel count, I could see individual drops of water beading on Sylvester Stallone’s face after he splashed himself with water in the trailer for Rocky V. The IdeaPad 330’s display is fairly dim, but its matte finish improves viewability in bright rooms. With a peak brightness of 188 nits, the display is dimmer than those on the Aspire E 15 (227 nits), Swift 1 (218 nits) and the average budget laptop (208 nits). The Inspiron 15 3000 measured an average of 170 nits. Keyboard and Touchpad Lenovo always seems to deliver with its keyboards, and the IdeaPad 330 doesn’t break that trend. While it’s not ThinkPad good, I really enjoyed typing on the IdeaPad 330’s keyboard. The subtly curved chicklet-style keys are nicely sized and fairly clicky. There’s a pleasant weightiness to the keys, likely a result of their 70 grams of actuation force. The keys travel 1.4 millimeters, which is short of our 1.5-mm preference, but still better than the keyboards on competing devices. I do wish there was backlighting, but that’s not yet a standard feature on budget laptops. I typed at a rate of 114 words per minute with an accuracy of 95% on the 10fastfingers.com typing test. That result is a tad slower than my 119 wpm speed average, but matches my typical accuracy. MORE: The 22 Best Keyboard Shortcuts for Your Windows Laptop The 4.1 x 2.6-inch touchpad on the IdeaPad 330 is fairly responsive, and I didn’t have any problems executing Windows 10 gestures, like pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe to switch windows. Performance and Graphics There was no need to run my typical workload on the IdeaPad 330 (Intel Celeron N4100, 4GB of RAM) to discover that its performance is only adequate for basic tasks, like sending emails or browsing the web. It took nearly a minute to load Laptopmag.com with only four other Google Chrome tabs pulled up. If any other tabs were open, the IdeaPad 330 slowed to a halt. Fortunately, once a webpage finished rendering, I could flip through different pages with “only” a few seconds delays. And although I had to wait several moments for it to load, a 1080p YouTube video about Google’s Stadia gaming service never buffered. It took nearly a minute to load Laptopmag.com with only four other Google Chrome tabs pulled up. With any more tabs open, the IdeaPad 330 slowed to a halt. The IdeaPad 330 landed in the middle of the pack for budget laptops on our performance benchmarks. With a score of 5,234 on the Geekbench 4.1 test, the Lenovo just edged out the budget category average (5,184), but couldn’t keep up with the Swift 1 (Pentium Silver N5000, 5,527) or the Aspire E 15 (Core i3-8130U, 7,871). MORE: Laptops with the Best Productivity Performance The lackluster real-world performance I experienced on the IdeaPad 330 stemmed from its sluggish hard drive. The IdeaPad 330’s 500GB, 5,400-rpm HDD needed 2 minutes and 57 seconds to duplicate 4.97GB of mixed-media files, at a rate of 28.8 megabytes per second. Only the Inspiron 15 3000 (500GB, 5,400-rpm HDD, 25.7MBps) was slower, while the Swift 1 (64GB eMMC, 65 MBps), Aspire E 15 (1TB, 5400-rpm SATA hard drive, 33.5MBps), and the average budget laptop (65MBps) have speedier storage. The IdeaPad 330 really suffered on the HandBrake test, taking 1 hour and 7 seconds to transcode a 4K video into 1080p resolution. Other budget laptops completed the task in nearly half that time, including the Aspire E 15 (31:40) and Swift 1 (46:13), while the budget laptop average is even faster, at 21:27. MORE: Hybrid Laptop Buying Guide: How to Buy a 2-in-1 Model If you want to game on the IdeaPad 330, you’re pretty much limited to games in the Windows App Store. The device played the racing game Dirt 3 at 14 frames per second, which is nowhere near our 30-fps playability threshold. For comparison, the Aspire E 15 (UHD Graphics 620) ran the game at 56 fps; the budget category average is 28 fps. We saw similar results on the Ice Storm Unlimited graphics test, in which the 330 scored a 25,837, well below what the Aspire E 15 (63,817) and Swift 1 (UHD 605, 32,238) netted. Battery Life Stay near an outlet if you plan on using the IdeaPad 330 away from home. With a runtime of 5 hours and 52 minutes on our Laptop Mag battery test (continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits), the IdeaPad 330 powered down several hours before the Aspire E 15 (8:48) and Swift 1 (10:14). MORE: The Laptops with the Longest Battery Life: Guide The IdeaPad 330 couldn’t outlast the budget laptop category average (7:20), but if it’s any consolation, it did better than the embarrassingly short-lived Inspiron 15 3000 (3:16). Webcam Do the person on the other end of your video chat a favor and don’t use the IdeaPad 330’s integrated webcam. The 640 x 480 lens is possibly the worst I’ve seen on a laptop, which is quite a feat considering that most webcams we test are just awful. I was practically indistinguishable in the selfie I shot in our dimly-lit office. The image was so fuzzy that my hair was one solid blob and my eyes looked like hazy, dark pits. To make matters worse, the lights behind me washed out everything they touched, and my rich red shirt looked bleached out. Be sure to spring for a dedicated webcam if you plan on doing videoconferencing. Heat The IdeaPad 330 remained relatively cool, even when we taxed it by playing a 15-minute, full-screen video. The touchpad and keyboard warmed to only 81 degrees and 83 degrees, respectively. Only the underside of the laptop breached our 95-degree comfort threshold, hitting 96 degrees. Bottom Line The IdeaPad 330 is an ultra-affordable laptop with a large, 15.6-inch display, a good keyboard, and a solid, durable chassis. That might be enough for some folks, but the IdeaPad 330 has too many shortcomings – including short battery life, a dull display, and below-par performance – for it to earn our outright recommendation. It’d be easy to overlook these issues if there weren’t better options in the market. But some similarly priced laptops, like the Acer Aspire E 15 ($379), simply offer more for the money. It’s also worth considering the Acer Swift 1, which has a smaller, 14-inch display but long battery life, an aluminum chassis and a much better webcam. Still, if you have less than $300 to spend, the IdeaPad 330 is a decent option — so long as you keep your expectations in check. 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Browser editions overview

first_imgBrowser editions overview by Martin Brinkmann on April 09, 2016 in Internet – Last Update: April 09, 2016 – 29 commentsThe browser editions overview lists companies that produce web browsers, the different versions of these browsers, supported operating systems, and download links for each.Most companies that work on web browsers, be it Mozilla with Firefox or Google with Chrome, offer multiple editions of said browser to the community.Most of the time, a stable version is offered and then one or multiple beta or development versions.The main idea behind the current practice is to have new versions out sooner to make them available to a larger group of testers before a version lands on the stable channel of the browser.This overview looks at popular browsers, the browser editions that are provided by companies, and information on how to download and update those versions.Browser editionsThe following table lists popular web browsers, available editions, and supported desktop and mobile operating systems.Links are provided if they are available. In the case of Apple Safari, no links are provided for the stable version as it is integrated in Mac OS X and not available for download.For Microsoft Edge, only VM images are linked as the browser is only available for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, and there integrated and not available as a separate download.If you find multiple entries for a browser or company, those are listed in order from “most stable” to “most cutting edge” or “least cutting edge” to “least stable”.Overview of browser editionsCompanyBrowserEditionDesktop OSMobile OS8pecxstudiosCyberfoxStableWindows, Linux8pecxstudiosCyberfoxBetaWindowsAppleSafariStableMac (built in)iOSAppleSafariDevelopersMaciOSAvant ForceAvant Browser StableWindowsBraveBraveDeveloperWindows, Mac, LinuxFlashpeak IncSlimBrowserStableWindows Flashpeak IncSlimjet BrowserStableWindows, LinuxChromiumWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroidGoogleChromeStableWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroid, iOSGoogleChromeBetaWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroid, iOSGoogleChromeDeveloperWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroidGoogleChromeCanaryWindows, MacLightLightStableWindows, Mac, LinuxLunascapeLunascape StableWindows, MacAndroid, iOS MaxthonMaxthonStableWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroid, iOS, Windows PhoneMicrosoftEdgeStableWindows 10 (VM)Windows 10 MobileMicrosoftEdgePreviewWindows 10 (VM)Windows 10 MobileMoonchild ProductionsPale MoonStableWindows, LinuxAndroidMoonchild ProductionsPale MoonWiPWindows, LinuxMozillaFirefoxStableWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroid, iOSMozillaFirefoxBetaWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroid, iOSMozillaFirefoxDeveloperWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroidMozillaFirefoxNightlyWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroidMozillaSeaMonkeyStableWindows, Mac, LinuxOperaOperaStableWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroidOperaOperaBetaWindows, Mac, LinuxAndroidOperaOperaDeveloperWindows, Mac, LinuxOperaOpera MiniStableAndroid, iOS, Windows Phone, Basic phonesOperaOpera MiniBetaAndroidOperaOpera CoastiOSVivaldiVivaldiStableWindows, Mac, LinuxVivaldiVivaldiSnapshotsWindows, Mac, LinuxWaterfoxWaterfox StableWindows, MacAs you can see from the table above, most companies produce multiple versions of their web browsers and make them available publicly.Most browsers are available for download and for multiple operating systems. The notable exceptions are Apple’s Safari, which is integrated in Mac OS X and iOS, and Microsoft Edge, which is integrated in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile only.Safari is available as a preview version for Mac OS X while Edge can be downloaded as a VM image for use on non-Windows 10 systems.You can use the list of browsers and editions as reference to quickly download the most recent versions.Now You: Did we miss a company or browser edition? Let us know in the comments and we will add the missing information to the list.SummaryArticle NameOverview of Browser editionsDescriptionThe overview of web browser editions is a master list of browsers sorted by company, edition and operating system compatibility, and with download links included.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

More than 60 sent to Cancun jail for failing weekend check stops

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The Municipal Secretariat of Traffic and Public Safety reports more than 60 people were sent to Cancun jail over the weekend after being found driving over the legal limit.They say that during their last breathalyzer operation, 66 drivers were found to be over the legal limit and sent to jail. In total, police stopped 567 vehicles and pulled over 200 for testing. Of the 66 sent to jail, three were women.All 66 vehicles were also towed to the city pound. Those arrested will spend a detention period from 12 to 36 hours in jail, depending on their blood alcohol limit at the time of testing.Over the weekend, one of the check stop points ended in tragedy when a motorist tried to avoid the stop. Driving at excessive speed, the young driver ended up rear-ending a parked vehicle causing both to burst into flames. Inside were three passengers, two of which have since died.The Municipal Secretariat of Traffic and Public Safety reminds all drivers to be aware of the laws of the road including traffic regulations to avoid such events.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

30 more upscale Marriott properties are coming in 2019

first_img Share Tuesday, February 26, 2019 BETHESDA — You can expect to see a lot more of Marriott this year as it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties.The new hotels will further the company’s global perspective on luxury travel with its eight distinct luxury brands: The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari.All in all, Marriott International is poised to expand its luxury footprint with more than 200 properties in the development pipeline, representing 20 new countries for the company’s luxury portfolio, from Sri Lanka to Bermuda and Morocco to Kenya.“Our eight unique luxury brands provide distinct experiences that appeal to different types of luxury travelers, no matter if your priority is residing at the best address in town, completely immersing yourself in your destination, or prioritizing your wellbeing,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer and Luxury Portfolio Leader, Marriott International. “From the world’s most iconic destinations to the ultimate undiscovered gems, we are focused on elevating travel with highly contextualized, nuanced brand experiences that signal the future of luxury by allowing our guests to indulge their passions while sparking personal growth.”More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthThe Ritz-CarltonWith six openings anticipated in the year ahead, the iconic luxury brand also expects to celebrate the opening of its 100th property. The brand is expected to make its return to Australia with the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth and is slated to grow in China with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an. Also, The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam is set to offer an oasis in Morocco, while The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City will also create buzz in the country’s capital. The brand also expects to see the completion of a major renovation of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, and continues to work towards the inaugural voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in February 2020.St. RegisSt. Regis recently celebrated the renovation of The St. Regis Rome along with the opening of The St. Regis Zhuhai. In the coming year, it will debut the St. Regis Hong Kong and The St. Regis Venice. Finally, it is also expecting to bring its modern glamour to Cairo.WIn 2018 the W brand saw openings in Brisbane, Amman and Costa Rica. This year, it will open eight hotels in destinations like Aspen, Ibiza, Muscat and Melbourne, while renovations are set to take place at properties like W Washington D.C. and W San Francisco.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongEDITIONIn 2018 the EDITION brand doubled its footprint, growing from four properties to eight with openings in Shanghai, Bodrum, Barcelona and Abu Dhabi. Next up, the brand will see the opening of hotels in New York City’s Times Square and West Hollywood (coming in Q2 2019).The Luxury CollectionIn 2018, the brand made its debut in Savannah with the opening of Perry Lane, expanded its footprint in Paris through Hôtel de Berri, and brought distinct resort design to Los Cabos with Solaz. It anticipates debuting nine properties this year in Okinawa, Cesme, Buckinghamshire and Budapest.JW MarriottThis year, the brand will bring its distinct style to emerging destinations like the Maldives, Shanghai and Savannah, GA. It currently comprises 84 hotels and resorts in nearly 30 countries and territories, and recently celebrated the opening of JW Marriott Nashville. Tags: Marriott << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img 30 more upscale Marriott properties are coming in 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group last_img read more

Conde Nast Travelers 2018 Readers Choice Awards name three Six Sense

first_imgSix Senses Douro Valley,PortugalConde Nast Traveler’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards name three Six Senses ResortsBeing the recipient of prestigious awards is always a great honor for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. And the recent recognition of excellence for Six Senses properties in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards is an added celebration, especially as it was the result of voting by the publication’s print and online readers; guests who have experienced the Six Senses resorts first hand.Three Six Senses resorts were included in the top-ten listing for their regions:Proudly in the Middle East Region Top Ten is Six Senses Zighy Bay, located on the northern Musandam Peninsula of the Sultanate of Oman. The setting for the indigenous village-style resort and private marina is spectacular, with dramatic mountains on one side and the expansive sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other.In the Maldives, Six Senses Laamu featured in the Top Ten of the Indian Ocean. The stunning resort is a combination of on-land and over-water villas constructed of sustainable materials and set around the palm-fringed paradise. Also recognized in the Indian Ocean category was Six Senses Zil Pasyon which is set on the Seychelles’ private island of Félicité.Completing the triple Top Ten score, Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal was voted in the Europe sector. This superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooks the vine covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley and the river below. Its serene setting is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and UNESCO world heritage listed.The Condé Nast Travelers Reader’s Choice Awards are the longest running and most prestigious recognition in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Nearly 500,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their recent travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of how and where we travel today. All the winners will be celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler on newsstands October 16 as well as online at www.cntraveler.com/rca.About Condé Nast Traveler As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 30-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 3 Webby Awards in 2015. For more, visit www.cntraveler.com.About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates one hotel, 15 resorts and 31 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. The portfolio will triple over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, St. Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. Six Senses properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose is to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 16 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go. Evason follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.Source = Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spaslast_img read more

Monday September 23 • Its getting uglier for th

first_imgMonday, September 23• It’s getting uglier for the Buccaneers – ESPN.comThis time, it was not some last-second loss. This time, the bulk of the blame cannot fall on Josh Freeman. • Team Irrelevant? For that, Bucs are a contender (TampaBay.com)Once again, the Bucs are staring down another television blackout, which would deny fans a chance to see the sizzle of their offense.Does it matter?• Schiano plans no change for the Bucs’ offense, including QB (TampaBay.com)Despite an offense that has produced one trip to the end zone in the past two weeks and is ranked only ahead of Jacksonville for the fewest points in the league, Bucs coach Greg Schiano isn’t shaking things up.• Demps added to active roster (Buccaneers.com)The two-week exemption the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to evaluate Jeff Demps ended on Monday afternoon and, as was wisely expected, the team chose to activate the running back/kick returner to their 53-man roster.• Bucs have mad playoffs after 0-3 start (ESPN.com)That’s logical since only 3 percent of the teams to start 0-3 have made the playoffs since the NFL went to its current postseason format in 1990. But, under some unique circumstances prior to 1990, the Bucs started 0-3 and made the playoffs. • Bucs made play for Carson Palmer (ESPN.com)“My agent had said that Tampa had been contacting him a lot,” Palmer said in a conference call with the Tampa Bay media Wednesday morning. “I would have been very excited to be there. But I’m excited and happy to be where I am and I’m excited about our future.” • Buccaneers should trade Josh Freeman (ESPN.com)Freeman’s contract is up at the end of this season and there’s no way he’ll get a new deal in Tampa. The best thing the Bucs can do right now is try to trade Freeman for a draft pick. The Bucs would be doing themselves and Freeman a favor. • Josh Freeman Trade: Buccaneers likely to get conditional late-round pick (Bucs Nation)Kevin O’Donnell of Fox 13 and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times both report that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will seek to trade Freeman, with Stroud noting that they would likely accept a conditional late-round pick. With Freeman under contract for just 13 more games with a cap hit of some $6.9 million, his trade value is minimal right now. Top Stories • Fennelly: Bucs’ Freeman not gone but will be forgotten (TBO.com)Once upon a time, it was all about 5. Once upon a time, in 2009, Josh Freeman threw three touchdowns and willed the Bucs to a comeback win over the Packers — his very first NFL start. Once upon a time, in 2010, Freeman threw 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Once, he was a franchise quarterback. Thursday, he was an empty locker. Thursday, September 26• After Further Review: Freeman the scapegoat for Bucs’ bad scheme (CBSSports.com)Has Freeman been great? No. Has he been adequate? After a bad first game, I would say he has done some good things and some bad things. You can clearly see by studying the past two games on tape that there are reasons for the offensive problems and reasons why the Bucs have looked so bad throwing it.• The Inevitable Benching of Josh Freeman (Grantland.com)Is Freeman playing poorly enough that he deserves to be benched? I think so, yeah. Freeman’s numbers through three games are pretty gruesome: He’s completing 45.7 percent of his passes and averaging a mere 6.1 yards per attempt. Those are sub-Tebowian numbers. • Bucs benching Josh Freeman is a move for the future (TampaBay.com) After scoring on a beautiful 80-yard touchdown drive to open their Week 3 matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the Arizona Cardinals closed out the contest with 10 empty possessions — eight punts and two interceptions — en route to a 31-7 blowout loss.In addition to getting routed on the road, the Cardinals sustained notable key injuries to outside linebackers Lorenzo Alexander and Sam Acho, both of whom were placed on season-ending IR Monday. 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Wednesday, September 25• Bucs will bench Freeman for Glennon (TBO.com)The benching comes with the Bucs 0-3 heading into this Sunday’s home game against the Arizona Cardinals and two days after Schiano said Freeman was still the team’s starting quarterback.• Bucs decide to bench QB Josh Freeman (TampaBay.com)However, the Bucs will seek to trade Freeman before the October 29 deadline, most likely for a conditional late round pick, and those in Freeman’s camp are eager to make that happen. But the Bucs won’t rush it. They have more than a month to see if a contending team has an injury at the position or multiple suitors emerge. Friday, September 27• Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Freeman says trade best option (ESPN.com)Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, who lost his starting job to rookie Mike Glennon on Wednesday, says a trade is “probably the best option” for him.In an interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Thursday, Freeman discussed his benching and whether he wants out of Tampa.• Bucs planning to make Freeman inactive Sunday (TampaBay.com)One night after his unauthorized interview with ESPN in which he said he wants to be traded, Josh Freeman may be demoted again by the Buccaneers.The team is planning to make Freeman the inactive third quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Tuesday, September 24• As misery mounts for Bucs, defeats are in the details (TBO.com)Bucs coach Greg Schiano and his players might not see eye to eye on everything, but on that point they definitely agree. In the wake of his team’s third loss in as many outings, Schiano said Monday the defeats are in the details. • Bucs’ Crabtree out for Sunday, top WRs questionable (TampaBay.com)Greg Schiano said tight end Tom Crabtree, who hasn’t played this season after spraining his ankle last month, still isn’t healthy and will miss Sunday’s game. Bucs receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams, out of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday with injuries, took part in Friday’s drills but are questionable for the game against Arizona.• Revis-Fitzgerald battle could be Sunday highlight (TampaBay.com)Darrell Revis, 28, and Larry Fitzgerald, 30, have become among the best at their positions in the NFL, but the two Pro Bowl players have only gone head-to-head once in the regular season, back in 2008.That makes Sunday’s showdown at Raymond James Stadium, where the Bucs’ Revis will likely match up often with the Cardinals’ Fitzgerald, a special treat.• Bucs notes: Glennon ‘athletic enough’ (TBO.com)The last time Darnell Dockett posted three sacks in a game before Sunday’s loss to New Orleans, the Cardinals were facing the Steelers in the 2009 Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium.And while Mike Glennon basically ran out of necessity in college, he could find himself on the run Sunday if Dockett breaks free. This time, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers simply played a horrible game and showed that, contrary to popular belief, Freeman isn’t the root of all their troubles.• Missed Chances Derail Bucs Offense – Buccaneers.comOne of the main offensive issues the Buccaneers will focus on when they examine the game tape on Monday will be the manner in which their scoring chances slipped away.• Sticking together key for winless Bucs – TBO.comIf adversity brings teams closer together, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have the tightest locker room in the National Football League.• Play-making woes hinder Bucs’ production – TBO.comTampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman has never been much of a statistics guy. Consequently, he said he doesn’t pay much attention to the numbers that are compiled to rate a quarterback’s play.Good thing, because his are not very pretty.• Numbers say it’s already a lost season for Bucs – TampaBay.comSince the NFL expanded the postseason in 1990 to include six teams per conference, only three have started 0-3 and made the playoffs — and none in the past 13 seasons. Meantime, this is the 12th time the Bucs have started 0-3, and the only time they rallied to finish with a winning record was the strike-shortened 1982 season when they went 5-4 and made the playoffs. Just two days after defiantly saying Freeman was his starting quarterback, coach Greg Schiano said making the move to rookie Mike Glennon was about giving the Bucs the best chance to win now.That cannot possibly be true. There’s no way a third-round pick who has never taken a real NFL snap gives you a better chance to win right now than a veteran who has started 59 NFL games and won 24 of them.• Glennon says he’s ready to lead Bucs (TampaBay.com)The 6-foot-6 Glennon actually followed Wilson as the starter at North Carolina State, throwing for 31 touchdowns in each of the past two seasons and showing enough that the Bucs drafted him in the third round (as the third quarterback selected). Like the Bills’ EJ Manuel and the Jets’ Geno Smith, he’s thrust into a starting role and the high expectations that now come with being a rookie quarterback.• Fennelly: QB change won’t end Bucs circus (TBO.com)Schiano simply didn’t want Freeman to be the Bucs’ quarterback. He didn’t trust him. He didn’t believe in him. It crept into this franchise and festered. This wasn’t a panic move. It was premeditated.• Double Coverage: Cardinals at Buccaneers (ESPN.com) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t the only NFL team practicing in the Tampa Bay area this week. The Arizona Cardinals are practicing at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., as they get ready for Sunday’s game. Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss and Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas talk about Sunday’s game. • Schiano needs to be right about Glennon (ESPN.com)Schiano showed he wasn’t wed to Josh Freeman when he confirmed Wednesday that he was benching the fifth-year quarterback. Now Schiano has tied his entire future to Mike Glennon. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Instead of returning to the Valley following Sunday’s loss in the ‘Big Easy,’ Bruce Arians’ squad will remain on the road this week, preparing in Sarasota, Fla. ahead of their upcoming showdown with the Tampa Buccaneers Sunday.The good news for the Cardinals is that Greg Schiano’s Bucs are already in a state of disarray just three weeks into the season.From a lack of discipline to shaky quarterback play to a coach quickly wearing out his welcome in the NFL, the 0-3 Buccaneers head into Week 4 in desperate need of a reset button.last_img read more