Aden Flint undergoes Middlesbrough medical

first_imgAden Flint is currently undergoing a medical at Middlesbrough after a fee was agreed with Bristol City to have him, Sky Sports confirms.The Championship side have agreed on a fee in the region of £7m with Bristol City who previously turned down a £6m bid from Brighton for the center-back in the January transfer window.Although Birmingham City were interested in signing the 28-year-old last August, they were later put off by Bristol City’s £10m valuation.Despite being a defender, Flint has established himself as a good goalscorer. He has netted 36 goals in 202 league games for the Robins, including 15 in 2014/15 when they were promoted from Sky Bet League One.IBARAKI, JAPAN - JUNE 02: FUSSBALL: WM 2002 in JAPAN und KOREA, Ibaraki, 02.06.02/Match 7, GRUPPE F/ARGENTINIEN - NIGERIA (ARG - NGA) 1:0, Gabriel BATISTUTA/ARG (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)REPORT: Batistuta might coach Middlesbrough Manuel R. Medina – May 21, 2019 The Argentinean legend could debut as a manager in the English Championship after completing his coaching diploma in Italy.Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair has also agreed to personal terms and completed a medical with Middlesbrough ahead of a proposed move, Sky Sports News understands.Flint was capped for a second and final time in October 2010 when he played the entire 90 minutes of England C’s 1–0 away win at the Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn against an Estonia U-23’s in the International Challenge Trophy.When Flint signed for Swindon Town in January 2011, he became ineligible for selection for the England C squad so was unable to make the final squad for the International Challenge Trophylast_img read more

The best robot vacuums of 2019 iRobot Roomba vs Neato vs the

first_imgA home that cleans itself has been a dream for ages. Thanks to today’s robot vacuums though, that fantasy sounds less and less far-fetched. Current robot vacuums are packed with loads of sensors, electronic eyes — even lasers — and they pack enhanced computing power to match. Their prices have ballooned, too. A few models will even set you back a staggering four figures. Spending that much is extravagant, but it does net you next-level features. Those include dustbins that empty themselves, multiple room and floor mapping, plus elegantly designed hardware.To zero in on the best robot vacuum cleaners, I spent over 120 hours torture-testing a group of 10 robot vacuums. Among them are brand-new models that have recently launched, flagship products, as well as compelling options offered across numerous online retailers. I excluded older models that likely won’t be sold for long.Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.  22 • Tyler Lizenby/CNET Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 950 18 26 71 36 39 3:43 Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $220 at Amazon Percent soil removed Tyler Lizenby/CNET Here’s a machine that proves you don’t need to blow your budget to purchase a solid robot vacuum cleaner. Even though the Robovac 11s Max costs just $219, it cleans floors effectively. That’s especially the case when tackling hardwood floors. It managed to remove an average of 71 percent of our test sand from this type of surface. The robot didn’t do as well handling carpets, earning sand pickup averages of 21 and 27 percent on low pile and midpile, respectively. And due to this vacuum’s basic navigation system, it took well over an hour to negotiate our test room. Still, the Eufy used its runtime wisely. The vacuum covered the space well, leaving almost no spots untouched.      Electrolux iRobot Neato Amazon Robots Read our first impressions of the Roomba S9 Plus Neato Botvac D7 Connected 83 25 Smart Home Neato Botvac D4 Connected 54 92 Tyler Lizenby/CNET Electrolux Pure i9 Eufy RoboVac 11s Max 38 For half the price of the Roomba S9 Plus, the $647 Neato’s Botvac D7 Connected vacuums up messes almost as well. On average it picked up a greater amount of sand (36 percent) across low-pile carpet than the Roomba did. It narrowly beat the S9 Plus on hardwood floors, too, collecting an average of 95 percent of the sand we put down. The vacuum cleaned sand from midpile less effectively though, notching a pickup average of 47 percent. While it can’t match the Roomba’s prowess at removing pet hair or empty its own dustbin, it navigates more efficiently, yet covers more ground, thanks to built-in lidar laser mapping. You can also control the robot through the Neato app, as well as link it to Alexa and Google Assistant. The app allows you to designate areas of your home as off-limits, too. Legend: Sand from low-pile Sand from hardwood Sand from medium-pile Lasers, sensors and robots, oh my: Some robot vacuums… 87 37 How we test robot vacuumsOur method for evaluating robot vacuums is straightforward, yet grueling. There are two types of tests we run. The first trial is to figure out how well a robot covers the floor. We built an industry-standard testing room, as specified by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), just for this purpose. The IEC is an international standards body responsible for managing robot vacuum testing procedures, among other things, for vacuum manufacturers. Enlarge ImageObstacles in out test room mimic what robot vacuums run into in the real world. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Inside this room are objects designed to simulate typical obstacles a robot encounters as it cleans. These include table and chair legs, couches, etc., plus floorings of tile, hardwood, and carpet. s9-c-useEnlarge ImageHere’s a coverage photo of the iRobot Roomba S9 Plus as it moved through our test room. You can see it covered the floor well, except for one slight section in the center (left, bottom). Gianmarco Chumbe/CNET We mount LED lights to the top of each vacuum. The dimensions of the lights correspond to the measured nozzle width of each particular robot vacuum we test.  47 Neato Botvac D6 Connected Eufy Robovac 11s Max iRobot Roomba i7 Plus Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected 71 31 Ecovacs Deebot 500center_img 21 The best if you’re loaded 45 iRobot Roomba S9 Plus iRobot Roomba S9 Plus $647 at Amazon Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected Share your voice The best midrange robot vacuum 5 27 The best value 28 CNET Smart Home Want more robot vacuum options? Here’s a list of the other robot vacuums we tested besides the models listed above.iRobot Roomba i7 Plus Neato Botvac D6 ConnectedNeato Botvac D4 ConnectedElectrolux Pure i9Ecovacs Deebot OZMO 950Ecovacs Deebot 600Ecovacs Deebot 500 Ecovacs Deebot 600 $1,399 at Amazon Neato Botvac D7 Connected Comments 15 Photos 80 Tags 20 19 Note: Results listed are the average percent of total material removed from test surface 88 93 If someone were to give you a blank check and told you to buy a robot vacuum, this is the machine to get. The iRobot Roomba S9 Plus costs a whopping $1,399. For that staggeringly steep sticker price though, this robot delivers superb dirt removal. On hardwood flooring it picked up an average of 93 percent of our test sand, the highest amount in our test group. The Roomba struggled a bit cleaning sand from low-pile carpeting, earning a low average sand pickup of 28 percent. That said, the vacuum removed an average 71 percent of sand from our midpile carpet. Again, this is the best result that we saw on this specific test. It also cleaned up more pet hair than any vacuum in this test group, and it navigates and maps multiple rooms and floors. The robot zipped through our test room in a short average time of 25 minutes, too. You can link the S9 Plus to the Roomba app and your home Wi-Fi as well. Best of all is the Roomba S9 Plus’ CleanBase dock. It both charges the robot’s battery and empties its dustbin automatically. Now that’s convenient. Read Neato Botvac D7 Connected preview Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) 71 95 The second type of test reveals exactly how much physical debris a vacuum is able to pick up off of the floor. To mimic dirt of small particle size, we use a mixture of play-sand and landscaping sand. For bigger particle soil, we use grains of uncooked black rice. Robots then run in a straight line across three types of flooring (low-pile carpet, medium-pile carpet, and hardwood).robot-vac-testing-photos-1Enlarge ImageWe test robot vacuums on three types of floor surfaces. Tyler Lizenby/CNET We control for the specific nozzle width of each vacuum, too. We constructed an ajustable tool to soil our test floors. It lets us lay down a strip of precise area of soil to match the nozzle dimensions for every robot. The mass of soil isn’t chosen at random either. We measure a proportional amount that’s related to the flooring material, type of debris, plus each vacuum’s nozzle width.robot-vac-testing-photos-4Enlarge ImageOur custom-built tool lets us match soil area to a robot vacuum’s nozzle width. Tyler Lizenby/CNET We conduct three runs (at minimum) on each floor type. We also test with sand and rice separately. That comes to at least 18 tests per vacuum. We weigh the robot’s dustbin both before and after each run. From there we can calculate the percent of debris pickup for every run, and the average amount of soil a machine manages to remove. Additionally we run anecdotal (visual) pet hair tests for each robot, on all three floor types. robot-vac-testing-photos-8Enlarge ImageWe run robot vacuums in a straight line during the debris pickup tests. Tyler Lizenby/CNET The chart below shows the fine particle cleaning performance data for all of the robot vacuums we tested. It should give you a pretty good idea about their performance on different kinds of flooring. Our rice-based, medium-size particle test didn’t show enough differentiation between units, which says they can all handle larger particles without trouble. For pet hair removal we judged anecdotally. As robots move through the room, a camera overhead captures a long-exposure image of the entire room in low-light. That photo will then have a light trail, created by the LEDs, that shows exactly where the robot traveled (and its nozzle position) during its runtime. We can also see areas of the floor the vacuum may have missed.d7-c-useThis is the coverage pattern created by the Neato Botvac D7 Connected. Its movement through our test room was very orderly, logical, and effective. Gianmarco Chumbe/CNET You can see the navigation results of all the robot vacuums in our test group in the gallery below. reading • The best robot vacuums of 2019: iRobot Roomba vs. Neato vs. the rest 38 See All 39 64 CNET Smart Home Some robot vacuums have a better sense of direction than otherslast_img read more

Infosys to outperform peers in Q2

first_imgInfosys is expected to post robust earnings results for the second straight quarter, outperforming its peers on “healthy client mining and absence of client specific issues.”Analysts expect the India’s second largest IT firm to record a sequential revenue growth of 6.2% for the July-September quarter in rupee terms, while the figures for its rivals Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro and HCL Technologies are estimated to be 5.8%, 5.3% and 3.2%, respectively, Business Standard reported.Although TCS is projected to post decent numbers for the quarter, investors are likely to focus on its revenue growth from Diligenta and energy businesses, which have weighed on the India’s largest IT firm’s earnings in the past few quarters.Revenues of Wipro and HCL Technologies are likely to witness pressure from unfavourable cross currency movements in the quarter. Last week, India’s fourth largest IT firm, HCL Tech, had warned that its revenue would be hit by currency fluctuations in the July-September quarter.”During this quarter, revenues to be reported in US dollar would have an adverse impact of 80 basis points on account of sharp depreciation of multiple currencies against US dollar,” HCL Tech said in a statement to the BSE.The revenue growth for the top four domestic IT firms is estimated at come between 1.8% to 4.6% in constant currency terms, with Infosys leading the pack and HCL Tech remaining as the laggard.Further, TCS and Infosys are expected to show a 50-100 basis points improvement in margins helped by rupee depreciation and a decline in visa costs. On the other hand, salary hikes are likely to weigh on the margins of both Wipro and HCL Technologies.While TCS’s profit is expected to see a growth of 7% sequentially, Infosys is likely to record a net profit of 6.4% in the quarter. Wipro is expected to announce flat growth in net profit, while HCL Tech’s profit is forecast to dip by 3.2% sequentially on the back of client-related issue.Recently, HCL warned that its earnings would be negatively impacted by some client-related issue. It estimates $20 million revenue loss from differences with one of its major clients.Besides, a muted guidance given by global software giant Accenture for its next financial year has raised doubts over Indian IT companies posting a double-digit growth in the coming quarters. Accenture gave a much lower revenue guidance of 5-8% for the financial year ending August 2016 compared to its revenue growth of 11% recorded in the previous year.last_img read more

Panchayat poll hearing today

first_imgKolkata: The hearing in connection with the Panchayat poll process in Calcutta High Court is going to be held on Monday.Justice Subrata Talukdar had directed to stall all processes of the Panchayat election till April 16 and also directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to submit a detailed report on the measures it has taken to ensure peaceful filing of nominations.It may be mentioned that the hearing in the Division Bench of Justice Biswanath Somadder and Justice Arindam Mukherjee would also be held on Monday. Nilanjan Shandilya, SEC secretary, and Trinamool Congress Counsel and party MP Kalyan Banerjee made a plea before the Division Bench on Friday morning, seeking urgent hearing of their appeals in this connection.The BJP also moved a caveat before the Division Bench.The SEC had declared the dates of the Panchayat polls on March 31 and it was scheduled to take place in three phases on May 1, 3 and 5. Now, with the poll process being stalled till April 16, the entire state is now waiting for the hearing on Monday to know the decision on resumption of the poll process.last_img read more

Benefits of sesame seeds for skin health

first_imgSesame seeds have health benefits – while the antioxidant properties present in the seeds help in anti-ageing, the rich omega fatty acids content triggers hair growth, say experts. Nutritionists have shared a few inputs surrounding the benefits of sesamae seeds:4It promotes glowing skin and helps in healing skin. Sesame seeds help the skin remain warm and moist. They are rich in anti-inflammatory properties that are vital in healing redness and other facial skin issues by getting rid of pathogens and other agents causing skin infections. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMix one tablespoon olive oil and two tablespoons of powdered sesame seeds. Apply this mixture on your face after dampening it. Follow the same exercise once or twice a week.4Benefits of sesame are not only for skin, but also for hair. It is said to trigger hair growth by nourishing the roots with its rich omega fatty acids content. It also helps in moisturising the scalp and improves blood circulation to rejuvenate hair follicles.Add two teaspoons of sesame oil to 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply this mixture on your scalp and massage gently with circular motions for twice or thrice a week and rinse your hair with a chemical-free shampoo and conditioner. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4They contain the highest amount of oil contents as compared to any other seed which is healthy to consume. It helps in removing the dental plaque and boosts our oral health. 4Sesame seeds enhance our digestive health by relieving constipation.4It is also beneficial for people who are under radiation treatments for cancer.4The components of sesame seeds, like magnesium, helps in maintaining the level of insulin and glucose and reduces the chances of diabetes. The rich magnesium content is also ideal to reduce hypertension. 4Sesame seeds also contain anti-aging properties which nourish the hair and avoid the hair greying.4It also reduces the inflammation in joints, bones and muscles. But remember not to consume the excessive amount of sesame seeds because too much of anything is not good for our health.4With the presence of natural antioxidants and natural SPF, sesame keeps the skin protected from the sun’s UV rays as well as protects it from free radicals. Sesame has been traditionally used in several therapies worldwide for these properties.last_img read more