Former Brazil, Chennaiyin FC midfielder Elano retires

first_imgFormer Manchester City, Chennaiyin FC and Brazil international midfielder Elano has announced his retirement from football. (Latest Football stories)The 35-year-old has played sparingly for Brazilian club Santos this season as coach Dorival Junior favours younger players, reports Xinhua.In a statement on their official website, Santos said Elano would assume an assistant coaching role at the club next season.Capped 50 times for Brazil’s national team, Elano’s club career included spells at Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, Galatasaray and Chennaiyin FC.He represented Santos 321 times, scoring 68 goals and helping the club to the 2002 and 2004 Brazilian Serie A titles.Elano was the marquee player of Chennaiyin FC in the 2015 season of the Indian Super League. He also helped the team to title triumph last year.last_img read more

China to open world’s longest glass spiral bridge this month. Planning a trip?

first_imgIf you are in dire need of an adventure, head to China straight as a new walkway – set to be the longest glass bridge in the world – will open this month. What is so adventurous about it, do you ask. Well, then, you must know that the walkway spirals through the air and also provides a picturesque view of the scenery around it, CNN reports.The walkway, which is 550 meters long, will stretch across southwest China’s Huangguoshu Scenic Area. Pan Zhaofu, director of the Huangguoshu Scenic Area, said that the intention is to maximise the interest of tourists.”We want to create a resort where tourists can be entertained and enjoy sports and leisure as well as health care, by integrating innovatively the elements of leisure, recreation, stimulation, amusement and health care,” Pan Zhaofu, director of the Huangguoshu Scenic Area, said, as per the report in CNN.Almost $1 million has been invested into the construction of the bridge that commenced in March. China has several other glass bridges but CNN reports that this is the “first of its kind” in Suiyang County, Guizhou Province.Hongyagu glass suspension bridge in Hebei Province’s Hongyagu Scenic Area opened in 2017 and is 488 meters long. It was billed as the world’s longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge but the new walkway that will open in August has broken the record set by the aforementioned bridge.ALSO READ: Tourists dare to cross world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge in China. Watch viral videoALSO WATCH: Bihar boy tries making TikTok video, diesadvertisementlast_img read more

Google updates Images section to focus on shopping

first_imgSan Francisco: Google has updated its Images section to show users shoppable results when they enter specifications like “green dress” or “black lamp”. The update comes as Google makes a bigger push to make a dent in the online shopping space, in a bid to compete with Amazon. “Starting today, when you select an image, it will appear in a side panel on the page next to the search results. Importantly, it will stay there as you scroll, letting you easily compare images with others on the page,” Mike Repass, Product Manager, Google Images wrote in a blog-post on Tuesday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year When a user would select a product image, they would also be able to see other details such as the brand, price, availability and reviews of the product. For retailers and publishers, the update would redirect people to visit a web page to get information to help them with a task, or to buy a product on their sites. To boost its efforts of expanding in the e-commerce space, earlier in May Google began testing shopping links under YouTube videos. The test feature displays product prices and recommendations under videos playing on the site, making it easier for viewers to buy them on Google.last_img read more

National justice centre to fight to Star Trek fans ASIMIL8 licence plate

first_imgWINNIPEG – A Canadian non-profit legal organization is intervening on behalf of a “Star Trek” fan fighting to use a personalized licence plate deemed offensive by Manitoba Public Insurance.Nick Troller’s licence plate with the text “ASIMIL8” was confiscated by MPI in April after the Crown corporation received complaints from two Indigenous people about its reference to the word “assimilate.”The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms says MPI’s decision violates Troller’s freedom of expression.The organization’s founder, John Carpay, tells CTV News that whenever there’s a conflict between the right to express oneself and the right not to be offended, “government ought to come down on the side of free expression.”The justice centre says it will be filing paperwork to bring the case to court after the MPI refused their request to return Troller’s licence plate.Troller says his licence plate refers to the catchphrase “you will be assimilated” that is used on “Star Trek Next Generation” by the villainous aliens called the Borg.The plate had been held within a licence frame that also bore the quotes: “We are the Borg,” and “Resistance is Futile.”According to MPI’s policy, licence plates can’t contain words, phrases or innuendoes that “may be considered offensive” as the plates are the property of the Crown.Ry Moran, from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, has said the word “assimilate” is too offensive to be on a licence plate as Indigenous peoples have been forcibly assimilated throughout Canada’s history.Troller’s case has drawn comparisons to another legal battle over a personalized licence plate in Nova Scotia.Lorne Grabher had his plate with the text “GRABHER,” his last name, revoked after it was deemed offensive to women. The case attracted international headlines and is headed to court early next year thanks to the help of the justice centre.(CTV Winnipeg)last_img read more

Chowringhee fire due to short circuit in equipment

first_imgKolkata: Forensic experts have pointed out a short circuit in electrical equipment inside the fashion designing institute as the probable reason behind the fire that gutted an office in the multi-storeyed building situated on the 4th Floor of 60 A, Chowringhee Road near Exide Crossing on Friday morning. A portion of the roof of the building caved in due to the fire.”Prima facie, it appears that electrical short circuit has caused the fire. There were many electrical gadgets including computers inside the office of the institute. We have collected some samples and we will examine them for conclusive evidence,” said Wasim Raja, senior scientist of state forensic institute. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA senior forensic official present during the inspection said that it was difficult to collect samples as the debris of the collapsed roof is lying here and there in a precarious condition. Officials of the building department of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation inspected the site and labourers were roped in to clear the debris. “The process of clearing the debris is time-consuming. The labourers who are doing the work have to remain very careful as the building is very old and is prone to further damage. Our aim is to ensure that normal activities in the building resume as quickly as possible,” said local councillor Ashim Basu. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe state Fire and Emergency Services department on Saturday sent a notice to the owner of the building seeking a report on what measures he had put in place in terms of fire-fighting preparedness. Dipak Mukherjee, managing director of Mookherjee Estates Private Limited, a realty company, owns the building. Residents of two apartments in the building have shifted elsewhere and will return only after CESC restores the electric connection and KMC restores the water supply line that has been damaged. Meanwhile, a fire was reported from a mobile harbour crane at Haldia Dock at around 8.30 on Saturday morning. It soon spread to the 13 number berth. However, 10 fire tenders rushed to the spot and prevented the flames from spreading further.last_img read more