1 Lazar Markovic Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is a target for Fiorentina, according to reports in Italy.The Serbian moved to Anfield in the summer of 2014 in a £20m deal from Benfica.But since then the 21-year-old has not hit the heights expected of him and he has spent this season on loan at Fenerbahce, who are keen on securing him on a permanent deal.Now, according to La Nazione, Fiorentina are also interested in signing Markovic this summer.?The Italian club have been scouting the Serbia international after his agent hinted he would be keen to play in Serie A.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is yet to run his eye over Markovic – but it is thought the Reds would be open to selling him at the right price.
News 61st GRAMMY Nominees Celebrate Pre-GRAMMYs In L.A. linda-perry-fred-armisen-weird-al-more-attend-la-grammy-nominee-reception Facebook Out of the roughly 800 GRAMMY nominees, 221 come from Los AngelesJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 2, 2019 – 5:15 pm The pouring rain did not keep Los Angeles-based GRAMMY nominees from attending the L.A. Chapter Nominee Celebration Saturday morning, just a week before the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10.Out of the roughly 800 GRAMMY nominees, 221 come from Los Angeles, said L.A. Chapter Executive Director Qiana Conley during the brunch event. Held at the 1920s classic-themed Delilah restaurant in West Hollywood, the weather did not affect the excitement going around the room one bit.For multi-GRAMMY nominated Linda Perry, her nomination for Producer Of The Year, Non-clasical at the 61st GRAMMY Awards could result in a historic win. “My particular nomination is a little bit different than the rest because a female hasn’t been represented in this category for over 14, 15 years,” she said. “If I win, I will be the first woman to have ever won Producer Of The Year, so it feels pretty special and I am extremely honored to be in this position, but I hope that we can move forward and we don’t have to wait another 14 years to have a woman represent.”Beyond Perry’s potentially historic nomination, there was a special excitement among first-time nominees, including comedian Fred Armisen, whose Standup For Drummers is nominated for Best Comedy Album.”It is the best feeling [to be nominated] not just cause it was a surprise, but because I just love the GRAMMYs,” said Armisen. “I really grew up, like everyone, obviously, on music, but I saw a picture of David Bowie with John Lennon and Paul Simon sort of backstage at the GRAMMYs in 1975, [and] I think and it just always looked really cool like the perfect hangout.” Golden gramophone winners, meanwhile, also milled around and enjoyed the perks of the pre-GRAMMYs festivities: For GRAMMY winner Weird Al Yankovic, who is a Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package nominee for Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic this year, loves the “free food before the show and [the] free food after … that’s always my favorite part,” he said. Yankovic, who has won four GRAMMYs and been nominated a whopping 16 times, also said that he never, ever tires of being a nominee: “It’s happened to me before, but it never gets old. I never get jaded about it. I get very excited every time I get to be a part of the GRAMMY festivities and it’s always nice to have validation from your peers and its a great hang, it’s a wonderful party.”Tune in to CBS on Feb. 10 to see who wins a golden gramophone at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. 2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominations List Twitter Email Linda Perry, Fred Armisen, Weird Al, & More Attend L.A. GRAMMY Nominee Reception
Reliance Industries caused a storm in the Indian telecom industry by introducing Reliance Jio in October last year, offering free unlimited access to high-speed 4G data, HD voice call, HD video call, SMS, and Jio apps for three months as part of its Welcome Offer. It didn’t end there as Reliance extended the offer for three more months, till March 31, but reduced the offer from 4GB of data per day to 1GB. This controversial move got Reliance Jio over 100 million subscribers, but can it retain the numbers after the Happy New Year offer ends?Well, Reliance Industries has introduced Reliance Jio Prime exclusively for its current subscribers in the hope of retaining them. The existing users can subscribe to Jio Prime membership for one-time payment of Rs 99, after which they have to pay Rs 303 a month for 1GB data per day (30GB of 4G data in a month) till March 2018.[READ: Best unlimited voice calling and data plans of Vodafone, Airtel and Idea Cellular] Reliance Jio subscribers will be hit hard after the free data offer is dropped by the end of next month, but the fact is Reliance Jio’s offer of Rs 10 per GB per day (Rs 303 per month) is still one to beat. So, most subscribers may opt for the Prime membership. But then Reliance Jio has its limitations too with its users complaining of bad network.According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular lead the pack in terms of 4G download speed. TRAI’s 4G speed data for the month of January revealed that Airtel tops the list at 11.862Mbps average speed (4.747Mbps in December), followed by Idea at 10.562Mbps (5.943Mbps in December), and Vodafone at 10.301Mbps (9.666Mbps in December). However, Reliance Jio’s 4G download speed in January was 8.345Mbps.In terms of 4G upload speed for the month of January, Vodafone leads at 5.696Mbps, followed by Idea at 5.631Mbps, and Airtel at 4.718Mbps. Reliance Jio’s 4G upload speed in January was 2.276Mbps.Airtel currently offers 1GB of 4G data and unlimited calling for Rs 345 for 28 days and 30 GB of data for 90 days for Rs 1,495. Vodafone offers unlimited calling and 1GB of 4G data (or 50MB of 3G) for 28 days for Rs 349. On the other hand, Idea offers 1GB of data per month and unlimited calling for Rs 348 for 28 days, and those owning new 4G-enabled handset can avail an additional 3GB of data.
[Representational image]Creative CommonsA man in Uttar Pradesh was recently asked to pay a whopping Rs 128 crore for electricity. The amount was quoted in his electricity bill and when he tried to rectify the situation, the electricity board cut the power supply to his house. Shamim lives with family at Chamri village and had received a bill of Rs 128,45,95,444. When Shamim went to the electricity department, they brushed it aside and ordered him to pay the amount.”No one listens to our pleas, how will we submit that amount? When we went to complain about it, we were told that they won’t resume our electricity connection unless we pay the bill,” Shamim told ANI. His house needs a 2 Kilowatt connection and the electricity bill usually comes to Rs 700-800.Shamim added, “I am running from pillar to post but no one is listening. It seems that the electricity department wants me to pay the bill for the whole Hapur.”Shamim’s wife Khairu Nisha said, “We only use fan and light. How can the amount be so high? We are poor. How we will pay such a large amount.”On the other hand, the electricity department said that this was a technical error and no big deal. The department went on to say that once the bill is sent to the department, it will be rectified.”This must be a technical fault. If they provide us with the bill we will issue them an updated one after rectifying the technical fault in the system. This is no big deal. Technical faults do take place,” Ram Sharan, an engineer, was quoted as saying by ANI.This is not the only incident in Uttar Pradesh in recent times. Earlier this year, a man in Kannauj was charged a whopping Rs 23 crore for his house’s electricity bill.
Road accident LogoAt least three people including a child were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a three-wheeler on Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway in Kushtia’s Bottala Wednesday, reports UNB.Two of the deceased were identified as Shahbul, 12, of Daulatpur upazila and Shipon, 28, of Alamdanga upazila in Chuadanga district while the identity of the child could not be known immediately.Witnesses said the accident took place as a Kushtia bound truck hit the three-wheeler around 2:00pm, leaving two dead on the spot and injured four others.Later, one of them died at Kushtia General Hospital while undergoing treatment.On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to the hospital.
The US embassy, including the consular section, will remain closed on Sunday (14 April), in celebration of the Bengali New Year, a Bangladeshi national holiday, reports UNB.The American Center with the Archer K. Blood American Center Library and the Education USA Student Advising Center will also remain closed on the day.However, emergency services for American citizens will be available, said a press release on Thursday.
New York: Most parents believe that an excessive late night use of gadgets has significantly hampered the sleep patterns of their teenaged children, leading to poor academic performance, researchers warn. According to them, 56 per cent of parents fall in this category. In the study, published by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan, 43 per cent of parents said their teenage children are struggling to fall asleep or wake up. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’The poll suggests that sleep problems are common among teenagers and parents believe late-night use of electronics are a main contributor,’ said Sarah Clark, poll co-director at M.P.H. For the study, the researchers included responses from 1,018 parents with at least one child who are aged between 13 –18 years of age. Teenagers’ hectic schedules and homework load – as well as anxiety about school performance and peer relationships – are also seen by parents as contributing to sleep problems. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSome parents also reported that their child experienced occasional sleep problems (one to two nights per week) while 18 percent believe their teenage kids struggle with sleep three or more nights per week. In addition, 10 per cent of parents believe their teenage kids’ sleep problems are associated with their health conditions or medication. Other reasons of sleep disturbances included irregular sleep patterns due to homework or activities which accounted for 43 per cent, worries about school (31 per cent) and concerns about social life (23 per cent), the study noted. The parents have encouraged their children to try different strategies at home to help them cope up with sleep problems, including limiting caffeine in the evening (54 per cent), turning off electronics and cell phones at bedtime (53 per cent), having a snack before bed (44 per cent) and natural or herbal remedies, such as melatonin (36 per cent). Twenty-eight per cent of parents said their kids have also tried some type of medication to address sleep problems. “Parents whose teen continue to have frequent sleep problems, despite following recommendations for healthy sleep hygiene, may want to talk to a health care provider, for the well being of their kid,” said Clark.