Napoli’s lawyer says defender Kalidou Koulibaly will appear in court for his ban appeal ‘to make people understand’ how it feels to be racially abused.Last month, Koulibaly was subjected to monkey chants during Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Inter but after he protested a second bookable offence, he was slammed with a two-match ban.“This is a story out of the ordinary. That’s why Koulibaly will also be there before the judge,” Mattia Grassani told Radio Marte, according to Football Italia.“The lad wants to make people understand how he felt throughout the game and why he reacted the way he did, which is unlike Kalidou.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We’re expecting a call between tomorrow and Wednesday, and we’ll try to get his ban revoked.“The Muntari case? In that case they said the referee hadn’t grasped the mood of the player, so we’ll ask the judge if [referee Paolo] Mazzoleni perceived that Koulibaly wasn’t protesting for the yellow but rather those chants, which had hassled him from the start.“In our opinion that didn’t happen. The bases of these two cases are therefore different because in Muntari’s case, he left the field and was sent off.“In this case Kalidou applauded and was then dismissed, although the causes are the same.”
A general view of Reliance Jio headquarters is seen on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, June 1, 2016.Reuters fileReliance Industries plans to spend a further $2.8 billion on its Jio telecoms business in the current quarter, it said on Monday, taking its investment in the venture to more than $30 billion.Reliance derives the bulk of its revenue from its core refining and petrochemicals operations, but the group has bet big on Reliance Jio Infocomm. The project backed by Reliance owner Mukesh Ambani launched in September in a flurry of cheap phones, free voice and cut-price data plans that have forced rivals to respond.Announcing record profit for the 2016/17 financial year, Reliance said the additional investment is required for its fibre network as it expands Jio’s 4G reach.Analysts and investors have expressed concern over the time it will take Jio to recover its heavy outlay, but its head of strategy, Anshuman Thakur, said there would be a “drastic drop” in investment after the current quarter.Jio racked up 108.9 million subscribers by the end of March, Reliance said. It started charging for internet data this month, after more than seven months of free services, but has kept prices low.”Jio is witnessing the largest migration from free to paid services in history,” said Reliance Chairman Ambani.Ambani’s aggressive strategy to capture market share has led to rivals consolidating. His younger brother Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications merged with smaller rival Aircel and in February India’s biggest telecoms company Bharti Airtel bought out the Indian operations of Norway’s Telenor.That was followed by Britain’s Vodafone announcing a merger with Idea to create the biggest telecoms company in India. Mukesh AmbaniReliance Jio official website (screen-shot)Jio, however, controls the highest chunk of 4G airwaves across India and has introduced a range of features to woo consumers in one of the world’s most competitive telecoms markets, from mobile phone apps to its own handset brand.Reliance earlier reported a 12.8 percent rise in the group’s fourth-quarter standalone net profit, topping analyst estimates, citing higher margins at its refining and petrochemicals business.The gross refining margin per barrel of crude — a key profitability gauge for refiners — was $11.50 for the quarter, against $10.80 a year earlier.Net profit on a standalone basis, which takes into account only the refining, petrochemicals, oil and gas exploration businesses, rose to 81.51 billion rupees ($1.26 billion) for the three months to March 31, beating analysts’ expectations of 80.10 billion rupees.On a consolidated basis, including newer businesses such as telecoms, retail and US shale gas operations, Reliance’s net profit rose 16.6 percent to 80.5 billion rupees.
June 2, 2008 Over the past decade, Linux has emerged from a herd of obscure and nerdy operating systems to warrant a place in even the most technologically unsophisticated business environments. And in the past three years, a few distributions have made stupendous leaps in performance and usability, winning the affection of millions of mainstream desktop users.The recent releases of Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 9–two top Linux distributions–mark another step forward in the evolution of the Linux desktop. I’ve been running both of them to see which offers the better blend of usability and advanced features.Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy HeronSince the release of version 5.10 (aka Breezy Badger) in 2005, Ubuntu Linux has stood apart from hundreds of other Linux distributions, capturing the attention of penguin heads and of users seeking a free, stable, usable alternative to Microsoft Windows. With its click-and-go Live CD installation and its support for a broad base of hardware devices, Ubuntu built a reputation for ease of use that changed the way many people think about Linux. PC World was so impressed that Ubuntu landed on our list of “The 100 Best Products of 2006,” a first for any flavor of Linux.The latest version of Ubuntu, 8.04 (aka Hardy Heron, or just Hardy for short), builds strongly on the foundation laid by its predecessors. This release is a Long Term Support edition, to be supported until April 2011, and Hardy Heron shows more polish and refinement than any other Linux distribution I’ve seen.The operating system comes packed with new features, beginning with a revised kernel (2.6.24), the latest version of Xorg (7.3), and the most recent Gnome desktop interface (2.22.1). On top of these advances, Hardy offers several new default applications, including Brasero for CD/DVD burning, the Transmission BitTorrent client, and Vinagre virtual network computing software for remote desktop viewing. You also get support for enhanced security via SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux)–but in Ubuntu 8.04 it’s not installed by default, as it is in Fedora 9.From the get-go, the Hardy Heron experience is smooth. I installed it on several machines, including an aging laptop with a Via graphics controller that’s notorious for making a hash of things in Linux. Each installation found and recognized all of my hardware without requiring a reboot. Even my media card slot, which Windows can never locate a driver for on its own, worked right off the bat. Existing Ubuntu users enjoy even slicker installation: The Hardy Heron upgrade comes through the Update Manager, and one click initiates a totally automated –albeit fairly long–upgrade process that leaves all of the user’s data in place.Ubuntu’s automated Hardware Drivers utility seeks out proprietary drivers for devices in your system, simplifying the task of grabbing the latest proprietary nVidia driver, for instance, so that you can enable Desktop Effects. Some hard-core open-source advocates disapprove of Ubuntu’s compromise with the closed-source world, but end users who care more about usability than ideology will find this arrangement a boon.Apart from the new default apps, Ubuntu hasn’t changed much in overall look and feel this time around. Sure, there’s artsy heron-themed wallpaper, but longtime Ubuntu desktop users will find little else to poke at in this version. That development indicates that Ubuntu has matured to the point where it can focus on refining its feature set rather than massively reworking its elements in each new version.The changes in the default apps seem judicious rather than sweeping. Brasero, for instance, is a far more complete disc-burning utility than Serpentine, the relatively simple CD burner found in previous versions of Ubuntu.Hardy Heron still lacks a few features that I had hoped to see as defaults by now, such as a Desktop Effects Manager for Gnome. Downloading Compiz Configuration Settings Manager through apt-get (the command-line tool for handling packages) isn’t hard, but it should really be there in the first place. Without it, newbies have no idea how to turn on the desktop cube they’ve heard so much about. Also still absent is a decent theme manager to take advantage of Desktop Effects.Minor quibbles aside, Ubuntu 8.04 is the best-assembled and most polished Linux distribution I’ve ever used. Ubuntu 8.04 performs well where Windows XP and Vista screech to a halt, particularly on older hardware. And since it comes with OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Evolution Mail, and a host of other apps right out of the box, it may be the best way to breathe new life into a seemingly moribund PC.Fedora 9Fedora was born as an all-open-source alternative to the business-centric Red Hat Linux. As such, it enjoys a solid legacy of Linux development. Unfortunately, as the nonprofit cousin of a major commercial distribution, Fedora doesn’t always seem to get the attention it deserves. But last year, Fedora doffed the shadow of rival Ubuntu by releasing of Fedora 8, which offered a simple, graphical installer and the best hardware support we’d seen from the Fedora distribution. Nevertheless, it lagged behind Ubuntu in ease of installation and overall usability–largely because its commitment to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) left it without complete drivers for some major hardware, including nVidia and ATI cards and various wireless cards. Any astute Linux user could add these, certainly, but the process was too geeky for average Joes who just wanted to give Linux a try.With version 9, Fedora has stepped up its ease-of-use game. Gnome 2.22 brings a host of great new features, including support for Webcam videos. A prerelease version of Xorg 7.4, however, causes problems with nVidia cards, preventing Desktop Effects–which is now standard in Fedora 9–from working. At posting time, this problem remained unresolved, though contributors to the Fedora Forums suggested that it would soon be corrected. Fedora 9 also has a newer kernel (2.6.25) than Ubuntu 8.04.One of the most important changes in the new Fedora is immediately visible: its Anaconda installer can dynamically resize NTFS hard-drive partitions, making the task of adding Fedora to existing Windows installations much easier. Ubuntu users have long enjoyed a similar feature, so it’s nice to see Fedora catch up. Another new feature of the installer is a one-click option for drive encryption. Overall, Fedora’s revamped install routine is the distribution’s best yet, and it nearly matches Ubuntu’s in simplicity and ease of use.I liked Fedora 9’s new PackageKit, a graphical interface for Fedora’s Yum update utility, too. PackageKit is the nicest update manager I’ve tried in Linux, with big, friendly icons for bug fixes and security updates. Also, like Ubuntu 8.04, Fedora 9 now uses PulseAudio to control sound devices throughout the OS.By default, Fedora includes SELinux, which enforces security policies throughout the OS. Developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, this app does an excellent job of alerting users to potential security threats and managing user authentication. Most users will find that the biggest benefit of SELinux is its management of root user authority: The program alerts you when you’ve had root privileges activated for more than a few minutes, so you can minimize your exposure from this vulnerability.For users who are already familiar with Linux, Fedora 9 is an excellent choice. Robust security features and installation options make it somewhat more versatile than Ubuntu, which offers a more streamlined (and therefore more restricted) installation. For most users, though, including millions interested in trying Linux for the first time, Fedora lacks the polish and ready-to-run simplicity of its more popular rival.Ubuntu 8.0.4 offers a level of functionality comparable to that of Mac OS and Windows, from delivery to installation to daily use. Unfortunately, the ties that bind all Linux distributions–primarily a lack of support for major Windows- and Mac-based business, design, and gaming applications–still hold Ubuntu back from mass popularity. For users with such moderate computing needs as Web browsing, e-mail, and basic document creation, however, Hardy is a compelling option. Brought to you by PCWorld Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 7 min read
Yesterday, the team behind Brave, a privacy-focused browser, announced that they are previewing their upcoming digital advertising model, Brave Ads, in Brave’s Developer channel. Brave Ads will feature in the upcoming Brave 1.0 release through which users will receive 70% of the gross ad revenue. This advertising model is opt-in and does not replace ads on websites. Users can decide how many ads they would like to see. Currently, the Brave Beta version does not include advertiser confirmation or user payment for ad views. In the coming weeks, the team will be rolling out updates to allow users to earn BAT (Basic Attention Tokens) for viewing ads. How Brave Ads work? Those users who choose to see Brave Ads are notified about the offers as they browse the web. Once they agree to engage with these notifications, they are presented with a full-page ad in a private ad tab. The Brave team mentions that this feature will ensure that user privacy is not compromised and does not leak user’s personal data from their device, “Unlike conventional digital ads, ad matching happens directly on the user’s device, so a user’s data is never sent to anyone, including Brave. Accessing user attention no longer entails large scale user data collection.” Users will get the reward in the form of BAT via the integrated Brave Rewards in their browser. They can donate their earned BAT on a monthly basis to their favorite sites or use it as a tip for content creators. This model will be extended to allow BAT’s usage for premium content, services, or withdraw it from their wallets. Once the confirmations become available, users will be paid at the end of each calendar month. Read Next Chromium-based Brave browser shows 22% faster page load time than its Muon-based counterpart Chrome 72 Beta releases with public class fields, user activation, and more Google’s V8 7.2 and Chrome 72 gets public class fields syntax; private class fields to come soon
What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Thursday 25 FebruaryRACING2.35 LingfieldSarmadee 11/10 > 8/113.20 HuntingdonHope’s Wishes 6/1 > 4/18.10 ChelmsfordMalvesi 10/1 > 9/2CHELTENHAM MOVERSAPHIR DU RHEA 16/1 > 12/1World HurdlePaul Nicholls favourable mention at his open day yesterday.EUROPA LEAGUEUEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg18:00 BT Sport Europe / BT Sport Europe HD2/5 Liverpool 15/2 FC Augsburg 4/1 DRAWUEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg20:05 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD1/4 Man Utd 12/1 FC Midtjylland 5/1 DRAWUEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg20:05 BT Sport ESPN / BT Sport ESPN HD5/6 Tottenham Hotspur 7/2 Fiorentina 13/5 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation)