Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 MAR 2018 HomeAppsNews Telegram contests Russian fine Telegram updates app to boost user socialisation Saleha Riaz Previous ArticleRural US carriers push 4G ahead of 5G spectrum battleNext ArticleSamsung shakes up board Apps Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Telegram dials in to video chat demand Author Telegram joins App Store resistance Related Secure messaging company Telegram appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding a RUB 800,000 fine ($13,984) imposed on the company by a Russian court.In 2016, Russia enacted laws to deal with terrorism, which required messaging services to provide authorities with the ability to decrypt user correspondence.It fined Telegram last year because it refused to disclose its encryption keys to the Federal Security Service (FSB – Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti). This was followed by an appeal to Russia’s Supreme Court, which was lost earlier this week.If the company doesn’t comply, it could face another fine and even have its service blocked in Russia, one of its largest markets.According to Vedomosti, Telegram complained to the EHRC that the fine violates the right to freely disseminate information without the interference of authorities and regardless of state borders, guaranteed by article 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.It also argued Russian authorities did not consider public security and the protection of the rights of citizens to respect for private life.According to Damir Gainutdinov, a lawyer representing Telegram, this will be one of the first cases in the ECHR dealing with electronic surveillance.“We hope that, from our filing, the court will begin to formulate European standards in this area,” he said.Telegram has had its fair share of trouble. Last month Apple blocked the app temporarily because of “illegal content, specifically child pornography”.In 2017, the Indonesian government threatened to ban the app for unlawful content, particularly radical and terrorist propaganda. Telegram recently raised $850 million in the pre-sale stage of an initial coin offering to develop and maintain its messaging apps, and also to work on its blockchain technology. Telegram
The Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) has published for consultation a revised version of its draft rules. The new rules reduce the timeframe it had originally proposed for clients to bring a complaint, in response to concerns from solicitors. Under the new plans, complainants will have to notify the OLC of their complaint within one year of the act or omission in question, rather than the six years originally proposed. Alternatively, they can make the complaint one year after the point at which they should reasonably have known there was a cause for complaint, rather than three years, as initially put forward. The OLC may extend the time limits in ‘exceptional circumstances’. Solicitors had raised concerns that the longer timeframes would present practical difficulties and evidence would no longer be available. However, the new proposal will still double the six-month time limits currently in place at the Legal Complaints Service. Law firms will be liable to pay a flat fee to the OLC for the resolution of complaints, unless it is satisfied not only that the complaint has been resolved in favour of the lawyer, but also that the lawyer took all reasonable steps to resolve the complaint. The OLC said that, while solicitors opposed this second requirement, it is set in statute and cannot be dropped. The amount of the fee will be subject to a separate consultation. The OLC is expected to replace the current Legal Complaints Service next year, though it is not yet clear if it will take over existing complaints.
In this Tuesday, March 1, 2016 photo, this gardener, in her Langley, Wash., hobby greenhouse, is collecting a representative sample of leftover tomato seeds for a germination test to see if theyll sprout. If good, the rest will go into the garden with heightened expectations that theyll deliver a healthy harvest. (Dean Fosdick via AP) In this Tuesday, March 1, 2016 photo, this assortment of leftover vegetable and flower seeds, in a Langley, Wash., hobby greenhouse, awaits a germination test. Some seeds remain viable for just a year while others will sprout after being stored three years or more. (Dean Fosdick via AP) If you save seeds, you might wonder whether those from last year are still viable. A quick and easy pre-season seed germination test can answer that question.Much depends on how the seeds were collected and stored, said Ross Penhallegon, an associate professor emeritus and horticulturist with the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences. “Surplus seeds can’t be left out. Weevils might get in,” he said. “Typically, they should be placed in some kind of closed container, and then stored in a refrigerator or freezer over the winter.”Germination tests can be performed using wet paper towels, soil or trays.“I like testing seeds using moist towels and placing them in a dark, warm area,” Penhallegon said. “It’s simple, fast and works well indoors.”Count the seeds out on a few paper towels. Wet them, and then roll the towels up or fold them in half. Place them in a plastic bag marked with the seed variety and date. Re-dampen them every day and then be prepared to wait.The results of seed germination tests generally take from four days to a couple of weeks, depending on temperature and seed variety.Tomatoes like a soil temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The optimal temperature for lettuce seed is 75 degrees, said Tianna DuPont, an extension agent with Washington State University.“If soil temperature is too cold, germination will be slow,” she said.Seed size also plays a part. Small seeds take a few days to spring up. Large seeds need a week or more.Ten percent of any leftover seed group is a good representative sample for germination tests, Phenhallegron said.“The more seeds you use, of course, the better and more accurate the test results,” he added.Some seeds remain viable for a year, and some for three years or more, Penhallegon said.Here is the approximate life expectancy of certain vegetable seeds, according to “Knott’s Handbook for Vegetable Growers” (John Wiley & Sons, 2007):— Six years: Lettuce.— Five years: Collards, cucumber, endive, muskmelon and radish.— Four years: Beets, cabbage, eggplant, pumpkin, squash, tomatoes and watermelon.— Three years: Asparagus, celery, peas and spinach.— Two years: Sweet corn, leek, okra, pepper.Let us not ignore flowers. A representative sample of flower seed longevity:— Five to six years: Nasturtium, zinnia, calendula.— Four years: Celosia, cosmos, hollyhock, marigold, petunia, sweet peas.— Two to three years: Digitalis, impatiens, pansies and phlox.And herb seed:— Five years: Cilantro and dill.— Three to four years: Arugula and fennel.— Two years: Sage and chive.Successful seed saving requires preparation.“Humidity and temperature during storage affect seed viability,” DuPont said. “A good rule of thumb is the temperature plus the humidity should add up to less than 100 for good storage.”Online:For more about testing leftover seeds for better performance, see this Oregon State University fact sheet: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/how-test-your-stored-seed-germination-0You can contact Dean Fosdick at [email protected]
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Everton striker Moise Kean believes he has “responded on the pitch” to critics after scoring twice for Italy Under-21s against Armenia on Tuesday. The former Juventus youngster vented on social media last weekend, in response to recent criticism of his performances, which have yielded no goals in four Everton appearances and speculation about a return to Serie A. However, he scored twice in a 6-0 victory over Armenia, playing the full 90 minutes as Italy continued their fight to win Group 1 and automatically qualify for the European Under-21 Championship in 2021. “I responded on the pitch, there’s no other way,” he said after the final whistle. “We have proven to be superior, playing some excellent football.” The 19-year-old received praise from CT Paolo Nicolato, having immediately bounced back from being dropped by the senior squad in September for tardiness. Now he harbours hopes of getting back in Roberto Mancini’s good books ahead of Euro 2020 next summer. “The compliments from the coach make me happy. He’s a coach who works a lot. We are a great team and we have to work to get through this group. “Obviously, I hope to get there [back in the Italy squad], that’s everyone’s dream. I want to dedicate this brace to my family, who have always supported me.”
Mike Gundy was the last of the Oklahoma State interviews we did this week at Big 12 Media Days, and he was as relaxed and laid back as I’ve ever seen him. Gundy fielded questions for nearly two hours from media members about all manner of things.We got in a little late — because the initial scrum was overwhelming — and Gundy chatted about how much fun he has being the coach of Oklahoma State and what kind of opportunity Bob Stoops retiring presents Oklahoma State. He also talked about his marketing research.AdChoices广告In video No. 2 he talks Barry Melrose, discusses backup QBs and cowboy backs.In the final video Gundy talks Dana Holgorsen, why he won’t coach forever, what makes Kasey Dunn great and comments on the bingo card we made for him. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
“It was just a good play at the right time,”said Edison-McGruder.”Coach made a good play call. Sent me on the blitz. [The] fumble, I seen it. I picked it up and just ran.”Glenn Spencer was pleased overall with this Star backer’s game, even if he took time to rib the junior after the game.“Well, I asked him in the locker room cause I thought it looked like he was running into the guy that was chasing him: ‘Were you trying to get tackled?’ He said he thought the guy to his right were the opponents, and I said, ‘No, that was your own guys.’ Anyway, it was tremendous,” said Spencer.Of course it wasn’t a perfect night. Earlier in that same drive, Edison-McGruder could have had another defensive score if he’d held on to what would have been a gift-wrapped pick-six from Chad President. But if that’s the biggest gripe, I think Spencer will take it. The key is that Edison-McGruder and the several of these Cowboy defenders are fast and are going to be in position to make plays.Spencer talked about this Star position possibly being his best on the team with Edison-McGruder and sophomore Calvin Bundage at 1A and 1B. Bundage left the game “banged up” according to Spencer but Kirk Tucker filled in well. The Cowboys have plenty of depth in their front seven and plenty of speed. This is going to be a fun group to watch, because they’re having fun.“Just being out there with my teammates again, flying around, making plays. It was great.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Kenneth Edison-McGruder had a lot on his mind as his team prepared for Tulsa. While he and his teammates were going to class and attending practice, his family was at home, 500 miles away, in Houston. Edison-McGruder’s 2-year old daughter was safe with family but that didn’t stop him from worrying or wanting to be there for her.“They’re good now,” Edison-McGruder said. “The hurricane is gone now. I was kind of worried at first, towards the beginning of the week, when everything was going on because my daughter’s back home. I wasn’t there with her.”On the field during Oklahoma State’s season opener, the junior looked as sharp as ever. From his new Star linebacker role, Edison-McGruder flew around the field, wreaking havoc on Tulsa’s touted run game and its inexperienced QB. He finished with five tackles (four solo), a tackle for loss, a sack and a pass breakup.AdChoices广告But his play of the game was obvious.
Transfers PSG hold transfer talks with Courtois’ father amid doubt over Chelsea future Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent 22:31 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers PSG Chelsea Real Madrid Premier League UEFA Champions League Ligue 1 The Stamford Bridge shot-stopper is in demand with Real Madrid also interested in him, while the Blues are desperate for him to stay Paris Saint-Germain have met with Thibaut Courtois’s father, Thierry, to discuss a potential move away from Chelsea at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.Belgian TV station RTBF already suggested earlier this week that the Ligue 1 leaders had joined Real Madrid in the race for the goalkeeper’s signature and Goal can confirm PSG officials had a meeting with Courtois’s dad in London on Monday.The Paris side are in the market for a new goalkeeper as they target an upgrade on current No.1 Alphonse Areola and the 25-year-old Courtois has been earmarked as one of the top candidates. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Belgium international’s existing deal with Chelsea is due to expire come June 2019 and the Blues have been in talks with the shot-stopper for over a year in an attempt to renew his contract, with a renewal potentially costing them over £200,000-a-week in wages.Courtois has yet to make a decision on his long-term future, though, as he has admitted on more than one occasion that he would like to return to Madrid at some stage in his career.The goalkeeper’s two children live in Spain’s capital following a previous loan spell with Atletico Madrid and Courtois is keen to be closer to his family.Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on Courtois’ situation at Chelsea and his aforementioned ties to Spain mean PSG face an uphill battle to get their man if he does decide to leave Stamford Bridge.Chelsea remain hopeful they can convince Courtois to sign a new and improved deal with the Premier League giants, but their underwhelming performances this campaign could throw a spanner in the works as they are in danger of missing out on Champions League football.Courtois joined Chelsea from Genk in 2011, but spent three seasons on loan at Atletico before displacing Petr Cech as the man between the sticks at the reigning Premier League champions.He has since made well over 100 league appearances for Antonio Conte’s men, winning two Premier League titles and one League Cup in the process.
Transfers Raiola urges Napoli to move for ‘bargain’ Balotelli Sacha Pisani 13:55 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Transfers Napoli Mario Balotelli Nice Ligue 1 Serie A The agent invited the Serie A leaders to target his soon-to-be free agent client, who has flourished with Nice in Ligue 1 Mario Balotelli would be “ideal” for Napoli and his agent Mino Raiola has urged the Serie A leaders to sign the Nice star.Maligned Italian forward Balotelli is set to leave Ligue 1 outfit Nice at the end of the season, with his contract due to expire.The 27-year-old has flourished in France, where he has enjoyed two strong campaigns, with 21 goals scored across all competitions this term after having struggled at Liverpool and AC Milan. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Balotelli has been tipped by Raiola to return to the Serie A or the Premier League and the agent has invited the Italian leaders to target his client when he becomes available. “It’s obvious that whoever takes Mario on a free transfer will be getting a bargain,” Raiola told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. “If I were Napoli I’d take him, he’s one of the best strikers around. [Maurizio] Sarri has had an enormous growth and he’d be ideal for the Naples environment.”Balotelli is explosive on the pitch, he’s made strides forward with his behaviour. Napoli would be fantastic for a player with his characteristics and his character.”There are players who are afraid to come to Naples, but clearly not him. They have to believe to take him, but it would be a bargain.”Mario wouldn’t suffer with the expectations from the fans, he’s already been at the biggest clubs in the world. The passion of the fans only does good for him, just like [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic.”Raiola also reiterated his desire for Italy international goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to leave AC Milan.Donnarumma signed a new four-year deal in July after the 19-year-old star appeared set to leave the San Siro.Raiola, who has endured a difficult relationship with Milan’s hierarchy, said Donnarumma must move on to a bigger club.”He’s not yet the best goalkeeper in the world,” Raiola added. “But he’ll become that if he makes the right choices in his career. He has to go to a top club next year, I’ve already said that. That’s my idea.”
Liverpool v Watford Liverpool vs Watford: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 15:39 17/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Liverpool v Watford Premier League Liverpool Watford The Reds will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run at Anfield and cement a top-four spot when they play host to a Hornets side ravaged by injuries Liverpool will welcome Watford to Anfield on Saturday looking to take advantage of a Premier League break for their rivals and cement a top-four standing.With others either taking in an enforced rest or in FA Cup action, the Reds could move back into third spot by offering a positive response to a disappointing defeat at Manchester United last time out.Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten at Anfield in top-flight competition this season and have been full of goals when on top of their game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Watford will be hoping to contain that threat when they head to Merseyside, but Javi Gracia has plenty of absentees to contend with and a woeful record against sides in the top four. Game Liverpool vs Watford Date Saturday March 17 Time 17:30 GMT / 13:30 EST Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBC Sports Live fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 1 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Karius, Mignolet, Ward Defenders Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold Midfielders Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Woodburn Forwards Firmino, Salah, Mane, Ings, Solanke, Brewster Nathaniel Clyne is the only player set to be absent for Liverpool, with the full-back not yet ready for a first-team return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.Adam Lallana missed training in midweek to cast doubt over his involvement, but Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum will be pushing for recalls after making the bench at Old Trafford.Potential Liverpool XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane Position Watford players Goalkeepers Bachmann, Gomes, Karnezis Defenders Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Mariappa, Cathcart, Femenia, Janmaat, Holebas, Kabasele, Wague, Zeegelaar, Mukena, Hoban Midfielders Cleverley, Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra, Chalobah, Carrillo, Lukebakio, Ndong, Stewart Forwards Penaranda, Deeney, Sinclair, Okaka, Richarlison, Gray, Deulofeu Watford have 10 players currently unavailable for a variety of reasons, leaving Gracia facing something of a selection poser with limited options.Among those currently nursing knocks are Gerard Deulofeu, Tom Cleverley, Younes Kaboul, Nathaniel Chalobah and Jerome Sinclair, while goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was dropped from the matchday squad for a 3-0 defeat at Arsenal.Potential Watford XI: Karnezis; Janmaat, Prodl, Mariappa, Holebas; Doucoure, Capoue; Femenia, Richarlison, Pereyra; DeeneyBetting & Match Odds Liverpool are strong favourites to win the game, with dabblebet pricing them at 1/5. Watford are 14/1 to emerge victorious and the draw is priced at 6/1.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Liverpool have never lost back-to-back Premier League fixtures with Klopp at the helm, and will be determined to preserve that record on Saturday.The battle for Champions League qualification is heating up, with Chelsea only four points back on the Reds and Arsenal clinging to the hope that a 12-point gap can be bridged.Victory over Watford would put Liverpool back in the driving seat with only seven games to come and leave the chasing pack playing catch-up.The Reds’ home record – with Manchester City the only other side to have avoided defeat in front of their own supporters – suggests that a positive response will be offered to defeat against arch-rivals Manchester United.In Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Klopp boasts one of the most formidable attacking units in Europe and will be looking to them for inspiration once again.All three were on target the last time Liverpool faced Watford, with a thrilling 3-3 draw played out at Vicarage Road on the opening weekend.The Hornets have changed manager since then, but are perched inside the top-half of the table and will be hoping to end the season with a flourish.There is still work for them to do as despite being sat 10th at present, they are only nine points clear of the relegation zone. 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The Cowboys earned the victory over TCU in a wild one on Saturday. PFB photographer Jackson Lavarnway was on hand and captured the most memorable moments from the Cowboys’ sixth win. Here are some of his best shots. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.