Dutch former player Rafael Van der Vaart, granted an interview ahead of Real Madrid’s match vs Ajax and stated that Isco is the best in the world.The situation between Isco and Real Madrid has reached a boiling point that Rafael Van der Vaart doesn’t seem to understand, the Dutch former Los Blancos’ player hates the idea of not having the Spaniard starting in every single match for the Spanish giants.In his eyes, Isco is the best player in the world and he won’t watch Real Madrid whenever he doesn’t start a match.The reality is that the Spanish midfielder is arguably one of the most talented players that the club has, but he is also one of the most wasted talents of recent memory for any club.Since he started his career at Real Madrid, Alarcon has never reached that level of performance that people expected from him and he never really claimed the starring role that describes his true potential.Instead of fighting to silence his critics, Isco has opted to live his life in a more relaxed manner with the certainty of being part of a club that always wins trophies.But he has never really been that key player that Van der Vaart speaks of, maybe this interview could be a call for action for Isco once he gets to read it.Maybe the Dutch player himself sees a little bit of him in the Spaniard.”En Holanda piensan que gana el Ajax seguro, pero les digo que el Madrid es el Madrid” https://t.co/xmeXqxwSe0 Entrevista con @rafvdvaart por @nacholabarga #UCL— MARCA (@marca) January 16, 2019During an extended interview with Marca, Rafa spoke about his time as a Real Madrid player and the legends that he played with during his time.“I played with some of the best players in the world: Ramos, Guti, Raul, Ronaldo, Kaka, Benzema… It’s a very special thing,” said Rafa during the interview.“Being able to play in the same club as Cristiano, for example, is very impressive. People recognize how important Ronaldo was for Real Madrid, a player who scored nearly 60 goals per-season.”“There were six players from the Netherlands during the first year, it’s true that there may have been too many of us.”“It was worse in the sense that we were together all the time and we only spoke Dutch between us, there were a lot less of us by next season and my Spanish improved because I was able to mingle with players from other countries.”“It’s weird that the squad plays so badly in some home matches like they did against Real Sociedad, I really don’t think it’s a matter of attitude.”Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“They have lost Cristiano and Zidane, Solari is slowly starting to get the grip of the players and I’m sure they will finish the season with another title apart from the Club World Cup.”“What happens with Isco is crazy to me, he is the best player in the world. But he always has problems with his managers. Zidane never really trusted him 100%.”“Every time I watch Real Madrid, I check if he is going to start the game or not. If he doesn’t start, then I go back home and prefer to not watch it,” he concluded.Van der Vaart: “Si Isco no es titular me voy a casa, es el mejor del mundo” https://t.co/GWG9BMBuCz Entrevista por @nacholabarga— MARCA (@marca) January 16, 2019Van der Vaart’s assessment of Isco is arguably a little out of proportion, this player may be very talented but he is quite far from being considered the best player in the world by anybody else apart from the Dutch former midfielder.As things stand right now for the Spaniard, leaving Real Madrid is a major possibility for him by the end of the season.The whole problem with Isco right now is that he clearly has an unresolved personal issue with manager Santiago Solari, this is pretty obvious despite the Argentine’s latest comments denying such problems with the midfielder.If there wasn’t anything personal between the two, Isco would’ve at least stared the Copa del Rey match against Leganes last week.The coach has another chance to prove that such a problem doesn’t exist, it will be this Wednesday when Los Blancos play the second leg against Leganes at Butarque.The problem here is that given how bad the situation appears between Isco and the manager, everything points to Brahim Diaz starting his first match and Alarcon staying on the bench.Solari: “¿Vender a Isco? Yo soy el entrenador” pic.twitter.com/fVzAqPaw2Z— MARCA (@marca) January 15, 2019Do you agree with Van der Vaart, is Isco the best player in the world? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
8:24 Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge P30 Pro and Galaxy S10 cameras compared Share your voice 5G speeds could happen; a two-tiered approach is bestPhones with 5G support are inevitable, and Samsung clearly wants to get ahead. Making the Galaxy Note 10 a 5G phone make sense. Even better would be if there are both 4G and 5G options, as with the poor Galaxy Fold. The 4G version would help keep costs in check for Note fans who aren’t ready to be 5G guinea pigs as those networks find their feet. There are several other reasons why being the earliest 5G adopter isn’t a great idea, one of which is that today’s 5G chip inside the phone, which takes up space and locks the phone to a single network. Qualcomm, which makes the 5G chip as well as the Snapdragon 855 processor inside the Galaxy phones, is launching an upgrade later this year that will make 5G phones sleeker and also able to cruise multiple carrier networks. It’s possible the Note 10 will be the first phone to use it. 37 Samsung is well aware of the competition and has been said to be working on its own take, however, it’s unclear how much of a patch this will be versus a complete solution that can generate similar results as Huawei and Google, if not better. The Note 10, which has traditionally been Samsung’s pinnacle release before Back to School and holiday shopping kicks in, would be an appropriate, launch pad, if not a belated one. And how about boosted video quality? Let’s dish some of that up, too.Read: Could the Note 10’s camera really flip up?Let’s not forget about camera zoomHuawei’s P30 Pro also earn top marks for their incredible zoom ranges: 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom. The results are incredible. The Galaxy S10 Plus, meanwhile, has a 2x telephoto lens, which is certainly convenient. Photos are “good,” but you’re not getting the same astounding quality as Huawei’s upper crust lens with “periscope” zoomOther phones, like the Oppo Reno 10, are getting in on the act with 10x hybrid “lossless” zoom. If Samsung doesn’t pump the gas, it’ll get left in the dust. Angela Lang/CNET An accurate in-screen fingerprint sensorThe ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus is, in theory, a wonderful application of ultrasonic technology (think ultrasounds) to securely unlock your phone and authenticate mobile payments. In practice, it’s a little slow and largely inaccurate, requiring multiple attempts to unlock the phone. It also doesn’t work as well as promised if you’ve got wet or greasy fingertips. And one of the biggest security claims, that you can’t trick it with a fake fingerprint, has just been challenged by someone claiming they have.The Note 10 is another chance to tweak the software, or work with Qualcomm, which supplies the ultrasonic tech, on some other fix. We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Now playing: Watch this: 5G Google Huawei LG Microsoft Samsung Verizon In a reversal nobody expected in February when Samsung announced its first-ever foldable phone, it could be the rumored Note 10 and not the Galaxy Fold that becomes the highlight of Samsung’s six Galaxy phones for 2019. After Samsung delayed the Fold after five early review units malfunctioned, the Fold is no longer the brightest star in Samsung’s galaxy. The Note is usually the height of Samsung’s smartphone efforts, but 2019 was supposed to be different, with the Note 10 taking a backseat to the $1,980 Fold as this year’s splurge device. But with the Galaxy Fold undergoing scrutiny as Samsung gets to the bottom of issues that affected at least five review units, it’s the Note 10 that could put Samsung back on the right track amidst a flurry of phone releases.You might ask where the Galaxy S10 5G falls into all of this. The 5G version of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus arrives on Verizon May 16 for $1,300 before heading to other carriers. It’s already made headlines with one battery issue in South Korea.Yet, I don’t see it as major Note 10 competition. Expensive, it doesn’t have a stylus and will only be as fast as the 5G network it’s riding on. The other “extras” — a larger screen and battery, and depth sensing cameras on the front and back — don’t do much yet to justify the price. Note fans, however, have long been cited as Samsung as being the most loyal, the power users who crave maximal storage space and flexibility through the S Pen.Read: The Galaxy Fold needs an S Pen. Here’s why it can’t have one 5:41 Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB, prism black) How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus While the Galaxy Note 10 lacks the Fold’s sex appeal, it should have everything the S10 5G has and more — including plenty of competition from Apple’s next iPhone and phones like the OnePlus 7 Pro. Here’s how Samsung can make the Note 10 a winner.Read: Samsung’s best way out of the Galaxy Fold mess: Suck up to buyersFix the screen ‘eyeball’ notch If wallpapers of robots and basketball players don’t make you chuckle, you might be ready to see Samsung experiment with a different design for that front-facing camera. On the S10 phones, the selfie camera takes the form of a circular cutout shifted to the right side of the screen, or a horizontal oval, in the case of the Galaxy S10 Plus.While it won’t get in the way most of the time, it is noticeable when the screen is white. Notch cutouts and cameras that pop up are other solutions, but they’ve also got their share of critics and proponents.Embrace the one-eyed camera. Angela Lang/CNET Still, the Infinity-O display that offsets this hole-punch design isn’t universally loved, which gives Samsung a chance to try again.Read: What the Galaxy Fold’s screen crease, notch and air gap are really like to use Deliver secure 3D face unlockSamsung’s secure iris scanner predated the iPhone’s Face ID, but now that Samsung’s removed it from Galaxy phones, you have the in-screen fingerprint reader as your only biometric…and after months with the Galaxy S10 Plus, it’s more miss than hit for me. We know that Samsung is at least flirting with the idea of a 3D face unlock secure enough for securing mobile payments, because it gave the Galaxy S10 5G a 3D sensor on the front and back. What’s it for? Not face unlock, at least not yet. Samsung said it’s there for AR purposes and maybe some improved depth photography, as with the new Huawei P30 Pro, which has a time-of-flight sensor (TOF) on the back.Samsung took the iris scanner out of the S10 phones. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Rumor has it that Android Q could fold in this technology — after a month with Android Q, we haven’t seen this yet, but it’s typical for Google to hold back some surprises until the final launch in fall. If that happens, the Galaxy Note 10 would be perfectly positioned to be Samsung’s first phone to incorporate secure face-scanning software baked in. Remember that Android’s default face unlock is there for convenience, but isn’t secure enough for mobile payments.We need a real standalone night mode cameraThe main camera is Samsung’s Galaxy phones uses a dual-aperture lens that automatically changes apertures to let in more light when it detects you’re in a darker environment. In my experience, which dates back a year to the Galaxy S9, results are ok, but the clarity and details produced by the Pixel 3 and Huawei’s P30 Pro are in another league entirely.Samsung said there’s a Bright Night Shot mode in the Galaxy S10 Plus, but it kicks in automatically. That’s not a bad thing on its own, but it means you can’t control when you get those dramatically bright night shots. It also means that Samsung isn’t using the same approach to capture and process those shots, which requires up to five seconds. Sprint $999 Why the Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint reader matters News • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to be used to film entire Tonight Show episode See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags 60 Photos Phones What about a foldable design with S Pen support?I can speculate with absolute certainty that the Galaxy Note 10 won’t be a foldable phone like the Galaxy Fold. But it’s worth thinking about how the S Pen, Samsung’s digital stylus, could work with a foldable screen. Especially since that feels like a foregone conclusion for a future Samsung device. What if your Note 10 did this? CNET On the one hand you have the Note, whose S Pen takes advantage of a large screen by allowing for navigation, writing and drawing. On the other, the foldable design opens up the largest screens on a cellular device.The nature of the foldable screen as an expansive surface with Android support for up to three active windows at a time, makes it a fertile ground for a digital pen.Whether a future foldable Note would be called the Galaxy Fold Note or simply a Galaxy Fold with S Pen support, it could provide extra utility along the lines of Apple Pencil support for the iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface pen. An S Pen on a foldable Note would also differentiate it from other foldable phones such as the Huawei Mate X or a future foldable iPhone.What’s on your Galaxy Note 10 wish list?Originally published April 8. Update, May 2: Adds new commentary. Abt Electronics See It Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Now playing: Watch this: $833 Best Buy $999 2:48 See it Comments $999 See It Review • Galaxy S10 Plus braces for Galaxy Note 10 impact
Officer Caesar Goodson. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson was acquitted of all charges June 23 in relation to the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man who died while in police custody last April.Goodson faced charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Gray’s death triggered riots across the city that garnered the world’s attention.Baltimore attorney Warren Brown said he believes that the state did not have the evidence to support its allegations against Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson, who was acquitted of all charges in relation to the death of Freddie Gray. (Courtesy photo)State’s Attorney for Baltimore City Marilyn Mosby eventually brought a variety of charges against six officers who she said had been responsible for Gray’s death. Of the six officers charged, two have been acquitted and the trial for a third resulted in a mistrial. Three other officers still face charges.Following Goodson’s acquittal, the AFRO spoke with eight Baltimore attorneys from both large and small law practices about the verdict.Warren Brown, Warren A. Brown, P.A. “The state didn’t have the evidence to support its allegations…The state promised more then they delivered.”Oleg Fastovsky, Price Benowitz“[Marilyn] Mosby indicted these officers with barely a thought to it. She was just asking for problems in the long run….What was done wrong was, it [the case] was rushed.” Wyndal Gordon, The Law Office of J. Wyndal Gordon, P.A.“To be honest, this trial didn’t carry the same luster as the two previous trials, and the interest just wasn’t there community-wise. Obviously, there was some show of interest today when the verdict was rendered… Us in the legal community—we kind of knew it was a foregone conclusion that Goodson would be acquitted of the charges.I’ve said many times before that Freddie Gray was injured in the field by those officers who initially handled him. And that if anything occurred in the back of that van, it was more or less an exacerbation of some preexisting condition that began with those officers in the field. It would be very difficult for the state to prove that Goodson intentionally or recklessly caused injury to Freddie Gray… You still have to commend Marilyn Mosby for having the courage and the guts to prosecute these matters, notwithstanding the substantial burden that she had to carry and the onerous task at hand.”Thomas Maronick Jr., The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr.“I think Judge Williams felt that the prosecution’s theories were unsustainable. I think the judge had a problem because he felt that the prosecution put forth a theory as to what happened in the van and that he felt that the prosecution did not offer enough evidence to prove that their theory was correct.” Joshua Ortega, Ortega Law“They should have never filed charges in the first place, I don’t think the evidence was there. Based on the evidence that was in the newspapers and what the media reported, there was no evidence to show that these officers were guilty.”David B. Shapiro, The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro“Well, I wasn’t terribly surprised about the outcome of the Goodson trial. I think that the State failed to make the case. I think they just lack sufficient evidence for Judge Williams to find a conviction on any of the seven charges. It’s unfortunate because I think there could’ve been more information out there, but for whatever reason the evidence was not presented in trial and the judge was—I think—correct in his legal finding that the officer should not be found guilty on all seven charges.”Steven D. Silverman, Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White“Based on everything that I know about the case factually, in my understanding of the applicable law and the elements that need to be proven, I’m not surprised at all by today’s verdict by Judge Williams.I think there’s a big difference between a freak accident and the intent to commit a homicide, and I don’t think the officers involved had any intent to cause harm to Freddie Gray. And if they did, there’s no evidence to demonstrate that.”Sheryl Wood, Wood Law Firm“I wasn’t surprised by the fact that the judge acquitted Officer Goodson of all of the charges. I think the State failed to present sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt of Officer Goodson’s guilt… It isn’t an issue, in my view, of the judge being unfair or either of the criminal justice systems being unfair. It was more that there wasn’t enough evidence presented.I do agree with the judge’s reasoning and rationale for his ruling. I believe that he looked at all of the evidence and really didn’t consider some of the theatrics that were going on during the trial.”
Kolkata: International Management Institute – Kolkata (IMI) commenced its new session in the presence of veteran theatre personality Rudraprasad Sengupta and his team “Nandikar”. Professor Arindam Banik, Director of IMI said 172 students are joining the Institute’s PGDM programme (2018-2020) this year.It may be mentioned that IMI-Kolkata has also introduced a new section of students for the upcoming batch (PGDM 2018-2020) with an additional strength of 60 (approximately) over last year. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe institute hosted one of its kind orientation ceremony with Sengupta’s team Nandikar having planned an exclusive workshop for the new students.The theme of the workshop is “Nothing But Truth”. It is a two-day workshop enhancing communication between students and encouraging team work. The workshop is also designed to help students shed their inhibitions. It will also give students an opportunity to better their creative skills.The IMI-Kolkata campus in Alipore, spread over nearly 3-acre, was established in 2010 to provide significant opportunities to learn, grow and develop multiple skills across various disciplines of Management. Centrally located, the Kolkata campus is also equipped with residential facilities. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedCurrently, IMI-Kolkata has active academic and research collaborations with the University of Tours, University of Bordeaux and ESC Rennes School of Business in France, as also Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) and Kunming University of Science & Technology in China and many others. IMI-Kolkata has added a new section to the new batch in its Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Programme. The same has been approved by AICTE. The new section is meant to enhance the capacity of the Institute.