Chelsea have never previously faced Napoli, but they will know not to take Walter Mazzarri’s side lightly after they qualified for the last 16 at the expense of Manchester City.The 2008 beaten finalists have also only ever won once in Italy in seven attempts.“I think that at this stage we can come up with the cliches about it being difficult, and it will be difficult because we’ve seen that Napoli were in the same group as Manchester City, so that reflects on the quality of Napoli,” Chelsea secretary David Barnard said.For Arsenal, meanwhile, the clash with Milan is a repeat of their meeting at the same stage in 2007-08.On that occasion the Gunners won 2-0 on aggregate, with Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Adebayor scoring late goals in the second-leg at the San Siro after a goalless first-leg.“It’s going to be a fantastic two games,” Arsenal club secretary David Miles told Sky Sports after the draw, before admitting: “If I’m being honest there are probably some other teams we may have preferred.”Nevertheless, Milan have also been eliminated by English clubs in the round of 16 in each of the last two campaigns, losing to Tottenham last season, and to Manchester United in 2010.Barcelona will go to Germany first to face the 2002 runners-up Leverkusen, who qualified from Group E behind Chelsea.There is history between the clubs, as Leverkusen beat Barca in the 1987-88 UEFA Cup quarter-finals, on their way to winning their only European trophy to date.However, the Catalans will fancy their chances of gaining revenge this time as they aim to become the first club to win the Champions League in successive seasons.“We have got Bayer Leverkusen! That’s not a bad draw! I have always enjoyed playing in Germany. The atmosphere is always great there,” Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said on Twitter from Japan, where Pep Guardiola’s side are currently preparing for Sunday’s Club World Cup final against Santos.Real Madrid, who romped through the group stage winning all six games in Group D, will be heavy favourites to beat CSKA Moscow, although their Director of Institutional Relations Emilio Butragueno told Eurosport that the Spaniards will not be taking the tie lightly.“In football you never know. CSKA won at Inter in the group stages and will not be an easy team to play against,” he said.“They will be really up for it. It will be very very cold there in February and it will be a difficult surface (CSKA play on artificial turf).“We are a great team, of course. The level of performance so far this season has been very good but it is tough to win this competition so we just need to make sure we produce the best performance we can possibly muster.”Meanwhile Bayern Munich, who are hoping to reach the final at their own Allianz Arena, will meet Manchester United’s conquerors Basel.“The team will be motivated because the objective is to reach the final in Munich,” said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“Of course, we will be favourites. If the team plays to its best then we have a good chance of reaching the quarter-finals.”Marseille will take on 2010 winners Inter Milan in a tie that sees Claudio Ranieri once again come up against Didier Deschamps.Ranieri was in charge of Chelsea when they lost to Deschamps’ Monaco in the semi-finals of the competition in 2004.Benfica meet Zenit St Petersburg, while Lyon will face the tournament outsiders APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus.“They are probably the weakest team left in the competition, but that doesn’t mean we will not have to do really well if we are to go through,” said Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.“APOEL have done brilliantly, especially away from home, although this is one of the kindest draws we have had in recent years.”Shares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) SharesPARIS, France December 16 – England’s two surviving representatives in the Champions League, Chelsea and Arsenal, were handed tough ties against Italian opposition in Friday’s draw for the last 16, while holders Barcelona will come up against Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen.Chelsea will take on Napoli, while Arsenal will meet reigning Serie A champions AC Milan, with both Premier League clubs travelling to Italy first.
NEWARK, N.J. – Sharpe James, mayor of this struggling city for 20 years, was indicted Thursday on corruption charges alleging that he spent city money extravagantly on himself and several women, and that he helped one of his companions rake in more than $500,000 on the fraudulent sale of city land. James, 71, is accused of using city credit cards for more than $58,000 in personal expenses during trips to locations including Martha’s Vineyard, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Rio de Janeiro. He’s charged with conspiracy, mail and wire fraud and with engineering the cut-rate sale of city properties. James, a Democrat who stepped down as mayor last year but remains a state senator, helped bring in development to downtown Newark, including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and a controversial city-subsidized hockey arena set to open this fall. He failed, however, to make significant progress in combatting crime, poverty and decay in the outlying neighborhoods of this city. Newark is still trying to move beyond its deadly 1967 riots, which began 40 years ago Thursday. “Sharpe James’ long history in this city is forever scarred by the allegations contained within this indictment today,” U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie said. “Sen. James used both his office as mayor and his office as state senator as a personal piggy bank.” James surrendered to the FBI after the indictment was announced. He appeared in court Thursday afternoon in handcuffs, answering “Yes, I do,” when asked whether he understood the charges he was facing. The judge set bail at $250,000 and ordered James to surrender his passport and stay within the state. Hours after the brief hearing, James walked out of the courthouse with his attorneys, promising vindication. “I am innocent of all these charges and I look forward to my day in court where the truth will be told,” he said before getting into a waiting car. Ethical questions have long surrounded James, who has a home on the Jersey shore, a yacht and a Rolls-Royce. Tom Wilson, the state Republican Party chairman, blamed Democratic leaders for tolerating James’ ethics lapses and called on James to resign from the Senate. Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine and Senate President Richard J. Codey said the accusations were best addressed in court. The credit card charges occurred between 2001 and 2006. The expenses include luxury hotel suites, expensive meals, air fare; car rentals – including one for a Jaguar convertible – and a trip to Florida to test drive a Rolls-Royce the former mayor was considering purchasing, according to the indictment.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sergio Aguero looks certain be part of Manchester City’s squad to face Arsenal on Monday.The Argentina international has been out since the end of November with a heel problem.But he returned to training this week and Manuel Pellegrini expects his star striker to be fit for the crucial clash with their title rivals.However, Vincent Kompany, Fernando, Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta will all miss out again for City.“Pablo Zabaleta continues without working. I hope next week he’ll start again,” said Pellegrini.“Vincent Kompany, Fernando and Nasri are also out. Kun is working with the squad without problems.“We’ll assess him to see if he’s 100% to start the game but I think he’ll be in the squad on Monday.“Vincent is improving. I hope next week he’ll start working with the squad.” 1 Sergio Aguero
Patchell squandered a chance to open the scoring after two minutes when he struck a post with a penalty from 35 metres. However, the visitors continued to press and the stand-off made no mistake with his second shot on goal, banging over a three pointer with 11 minutes gone.Edinburgh had struggled to gain a foothold in the game but when they did eventually pay a visit to opposition territory, Weir bagged his first points of the evening when a scrum offence yielded a penalty which he despatched via a post to square matters.That sparked a spell of Edinburgh pressure and when the visitors offended just shy of their line, Weir was again on target to edge the hosts into the lead.The scrappy fare continued and the next Scarlets attack produced another penalty. Patchell was again on target with the kick and parity was restored once more. Seven minutes from the interval, Edinburgh profited from a Scarlets error to grab a try. Weir, a summer signing from Glasgow Warriors, delivered a well-judged chip and when opposition full-back Liam Williams failed to gather, Allen darted in to touch down. Having created the score, Weir also completed it when he thumped over the touchline conversion.Scarlets lost Jake Ball to the sin bin for an offence at a lineout and almost immediately the hosts claimed a second try. A clearance kick by Patchell ricocheted off an Edinburgh shin into the path of Bradbury and the 21-year-old collected then sprinted over. Weir again added the extras to hand the hosts a 20-6 interval lead.Bradbury had left the field on a half-time high but within a minute of the restart, he was again departing, this time after being shown a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Scarlets lock David Bulbring.Edinburgh had just been restored to full manpower when Phil Burleigh became the next player to spend 10 minutes in the sin bin for an offence at a ruck. From the resultant award, Patchell was on target with his third kick of the evening. Weir had an opportunity to reply in kind but his long-range effort drifted just wide of the mark.The game deteriorated into a series of speculative kicks before Scarlets produced a late flourish that stretched the Edinburgh defence for the first time.A last-ditch tackle by Allen on Steffan Evans saved a try but was adjudged high. From the ensuing penalty Scarlets were held up over the line. That proved to be the Welsh side’s final scoring opportunity as they ended the match empty handed. Edinburgh bounced back from a heavy opening-day loss to post a workmanlike 20-9 Guinness PRO12 win over Scarlets in dismal conditions at Murrayfield.It was a far from impressive showing by the Scottish outfit, but the manner of the victory was far less important than the result and the most pleasing aspect for the home fans in a meagre crowd of 2,650 was the ability of the hosts to grind down their opponents, particularly at the set piece.Edinburgh scored tries through Mike Allen and Magnus Bradbury in a seven-minute spell just before the break, while Duncan Weir contributed the other points when he kicked both conversions, having earlier landed a brace of penalties.Scarlets, who started brightly but fell away and never threatened the home line, had three Rhys Patchell penalties to show for their efforts.
Tigers now 3-1 in Marawood SouthBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterPITTSVILLE — The Stratford volleyball team is now 3-1 in the Marawood Conference South Division after a three-game sweep of Pittsville on Tuesday night at Pittsville High School.The Tigers won 25-15, 25-11, 25-21 to claim their second-straight conference match.Mazie Nagel had 13 kills and eight digs, Andie Zuelke and McKayla Krall each added six kills, and Katie Krueger had 11 digs for Stratford.Pittsville is now 1-3 in the Marawood South.Stratford plays a nonconference match at Abbotsford on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
On the field, South Africa is finally showing real signs of life. Twelve matches have now passed without defeat, and the Bafana Bafana strike-force – Siphiwe Thabalala, Surprise Moriri, Bernard Parker, Katlego Mphela and Siyabonga Nomvethe – are hitting the net at last. And coach Carlos Parreia has finally put the Benni McCarthy issue to bed. Love him or loathe him, there’s no denying that the fading star has long been a divisive factor in the Bafana camp. But the most pleasing aspect of the build-up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup is how the event is uniting a nation that is still showing divisions 16 years after democracy. South Africans are learning the verses of their multi-lingual national anthem sung in languages other than their own and they are united in their determination to see their beloved Bafana – the most unfancied host nation in the history of the World Cup – succeed. Four years ago, a similar scenario played itself out in Germany – the hosts of the previous edition of the World Cup. Like South Africa, Germany had been through enormous social upheavals as a result of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the unification of East and West. But for one glorious month, the greatest sporting event on the planet provided the glue that united that nation and changed international perceptions of Germans – and their country – overnight. And so it will be over the next month as South Africa deservedly takes its place as the centre of the universe and is presented with an opportunity to showcase all that is good about this beautiful land and its extraordinary diversity. Let the party begin! Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010 8 June 2010 South Africa is now just days away from the party of a lifetime. The signs are there for all to see – the millions of flags, the enormous Word Cup-themed murals draped around buildings, the clatter of helicopters, the droning of vuvuzelas, the scramble for tickets, round-the-clock roadworks, and the orderly chaos as millions of people gear up for global football’s showpiece event. Fifa president Sepp Blatter last week stamped his approval by saying: “All the work has been done here”.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups richard macmanus Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sponsored by:Onfolio is offering R/WW readers a coupon code entitling the bearer to $30 off apurchase of Onfolio Professionalbefore August 31st (a 30% saving off the normal $99.95 price). To use the coupon, enterit at the time of purchase. Coupon Code: RM857202This week: Thoughts on what News Corp will do with MySpace, New RSS Aggregatorstats from Feedburner and Pheedo, Greasemonkey and Firefox under security spotlight,Microsoft eyes new horizons, political post of the week.MySpace and Big MediaYou’ve all heard the news by now – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp bought MySpace (andwhatever else Intermix Media Inc. owns). For those of you not familiar with MySpace,here’s Reuters’description:“MySpace.com is the most popular of the once-trendy social networking sites, whichallow people with common interests to seek dates, friendship and professionalrelationships.”Once-trendy? Ouch! In any case, over the past year or so MySpace has been the peopleschoice in social networking applications, ahead of Friendster and Orkut. So what does thepurchase mean for social media and the Web as platform?DanahBoyd at Many-to-Many sees some Big Brotherish overtones to the deal:“Unlike the other YASNS, the value of MySpace comes from the data on media trendsthat is the core of what people share on that service. […] Marketers who want tounderstand the constantly shifting youth trends are often looking for a perch from whichto be the ideal voyeur. And with MySpace, they found it.”Those concerns are echoed in Trent Lapinski’s detailed post about the background of MySpace owners Intermix:“Now all of this user information is in the hands of News Corp. and they can prettymuch do whatever they want with it.”But it’s not all 1984and ‘sticking it to The Man’. From the content producer’s point of view, MySpace is knownto be a very popular site for music and it’s hard to see how News Corp’s purchase willadversely affect that. For example, take this comment fromBlogcritics.org:‘In fact, MySpace has eclipsed MTV has a music destination. Former SmashingPumpkins front man Billy Corgan says, “now that MySpace is here, bands don’t necessarilyneed a label to be heard.”‘According to thismp3.com article, a Geffen Records honcho called MySpace “an incredibly compelling andorganic content distribution platform”. There are a lot of mainstream rock stars who useMySpace – e.g. Billy Corgan (here’s hisMySpace homepage), Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Green Day. But moreimportantly there’s a Long Tail of non-mainstream artists and wannabes who use MySpace topromote their music.So despite the valid concerns over users personal data in the hands of a big mediacompany, from a content creation p.o.v. things look good. It’ll continue to be a platformfor up-and-coming artists and mainstream musicians alike. Also the News Corp-backedMySpace may spin off a music selling business, to take on market leaders iTunes andRhapsody. More competition in that space will mean better deals for musicbuyers. RSS Aggregator Stats UpdateOnline advertising company Pheedo published some RSS stats thisweek. They revealed that Tuesday and Wednesday are the best days for publishing; andearly morning and late night are when people most often read their feeds. In terms of theRSS Aggregator market, which Ihave been following for quite some time now, Pheedo said:“Consistent with other RSS aggregator market share reports on the Internet, Pheedois seeing Bloglines atop our feed reader statistics, followed by Firefox, Thunderbird,NewsGator and Sharpreader. In aggregate, these readers are used by almost 70 percent ofpeople subscribing to Pheedo managed RSS content.”Not dissimilar to Feedburner’slatest stats published by Brian Livingston, except NetNewsWire doesn’t make Pheedo’stop 5 (it’s number 2 in Feedburner). Also I noticed that the latest Feedburner stats included podcasting clients, so Iasked the Feedburner guys if they would filterthose out for me. They kindly did that and so here now is the Top 10 RSS Readers(excluding the 10 most popular feeds AND excluding podcasting aggregators):1. Bloglines (25.73%)2. NetNewsWire (10.63%)3. Firefox Live Bookmarks (8.86%)4. My Yahoo (8.58%)5. NewsGator Online (5.03%)6. FeedDemon (4.70%)7. (not identified) (3.56%)8. Pluck (2.75%)9. SharpReader (2.37%)The top 5 in this list makes up 59% of the total, compared to 69% in Feedburner’s previous survey inJanuary. So between Feedburner and Pheedo, it seems that the top 5 Aggregators arestill dominant – although Feedburner’s latest stats suggest the market is fragmenting abit (which Brianwrote about in his article). Overall though, I’m not sure there’s a whole lot we can read into these stats. Forexample MyYahoo doesn’t make Pheedo’s top 5, yet from an RSS take-up point of viewthey’re arguably the most important RSS Aggregator on the market (see theseposts I’ve written in the pastfor context). Nevertheless we can glean/guess some high-level trends from these stats, sothanks to Feedburner and Pheedo for sharing their numbers with us.Greasemonkey and Firefox Under Security SpotlightMark Pilgrim set off alarm bells in the developer world this past week when he revealed aserious security flaw in Greasemonkey. For people not familiar with Greasemonkey, it’s aprogram that enables users of the Mozilla Firefox web browser to install “user scripts”which modify specific web pages [paraphrasing the Wikipedia definition]. Greasemonkeybasically allows users who have it installed to enhance and customize webpages – forexample embedding price comparisons in amazon.com webpages. It’s a very powerful tool,albeit one that only seriously geeky people are likely to be using at this point intime.The security issue makes it more of a challenge to roll out Greasemonkey to the masses– and also unintentionally makes it harder for theFirefox browser to be be accepted by mainstream users. Security is probably thenumber 1 concern for most corporate IT honchos and anything which makes Firefox seem likemore of a security risk is going to delay its uptake. This CNetarticle from March 2005 does a good job of summarizing the issues.Let’s hope the Greasemonkeydevelopers fix up the current security holes and begin to build in more safetymeasures. I would love to see both Greasemonkey and Firefox used by more than justtechies in the future.A View To A KillThe OS Formally Known As Longhorn (TOFKAL) is now known as Windows Vista, with atagline of “Bringing clarity to your world.” More on the news hereand here.Roll on the “hasta la vista”jokes…Web 2.0 in The Real WorldNormally the final spot in my Weekly Wrap-Up is reserved for a geeky post that caughtmy attention during the week. But I feel the need to turn down the Geek-o-meter for a bitand highlight a post about Web 2.0 in The Real World. I came across this fascinating postby Waldo Jaquith, describing a fundraising event featuring Senator Barack Obama. OKso I admit I’m a Barack fan(now you know my politics!), but even so I really enjoyed reading this post. Waldo bothdescribed the speech…“When Sen. Obama was introduced, to the strains of U2’s“Elevation,” the audience went nuts. It was as if Dave Matthews (or, moreappropriately, Bono) had just walked onto stage. The admiration and awe was palpable.Obama is an excellent speaker, and he played the audience like a drum.”…and wrote about what it felt like to be a blogger at such an event:“What made our invitation to the event noteworthy is not that we were treated likejournalists. That’s an increasingly-common trend, although this would be a first inVirginia politics, I believe. The title of “journalist” was more of a figleaf — the Kaine campaign was providing us with an opportunity to talk with TimKaine and Barack Obama.”I want to read more posts like that, from all parts of the political spectrum.That’s a wrap for another week! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Genetec Inc., a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions today announced a new level of secure integration with cameras from Axis Communications based on Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) as a means of hardening surveillance content against cyber-attacks and unauthorized interception.Since early 2016 Genetec™ Security Center has offered full SRTP encryption for content archiving, as well as content transmission between the Genetec servers and their clients, and is announcing a secure end-to-end integration with Axis cameras. At ISC West 2016, both Genetec (booth #26057) and Axis (booth # #14059) will present this security collaboration designed to protect the integrity and privacy of surveillance content starting at the camera or ‘edge’ and extending all the way to the Archiver and the Security Desk.“We’re excited about this strategic collaboration with Genetec and look forward to working with them to advance the ‘Security of Security’,” said Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, Axis Communications, Inc. “SRTP is a strong technology that will enhance our industry and continue to push cyber security to the next level in the physical surveillance world.”- Sponsor – “Genetec and Axis Communications have always collaborated to provide their end-users the highest quality integration of video capture at the edge with analysis, management, and storage in Security Center—from a single camera to a large number of cameras in a multicast configuration,” said Francis Lachance, Director of Product Management, Genetec Inc. “At ISC West 2016, we will show an important advancement in the ‘Security of Security’ with a secure camera to archiver solution for Axis cameras and Genetec Security Center.”End-to-end encryption will be applicable to select models from the latest generation of Axis security cameras, and will work in any type of deployment: from single-camera to a multicast environment, feeding multiple archivers or a combination of Archiver servers and Security Desk stations in Security Center. Both companies plan to offer full camera-to-archiver encryption benefits starting summer 2016. For more information about the Genetec ‘Security of Security’ initiative and the company’s ongoing commitment to encryption and authentication visit: http://www.genetec.com/solutions/all-products/security-center. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Regression testing is one of the most time-consuming tasks when developing a mobile Android app. Using myMail as a case study, I’d like to share my experience and advice on how to build a flexible and extensible automated testing system for Android smartphones — from scratch.The team at myMail currently uses about 60 devices for regression testing. On average, we test roughly 20 builds daily. Approximately 600 UI tests and more than 3,500 unit tests are run on each build.The post How To Set Up An Automated Testing System Using Android Phones (A Case Study) appeared first on Smashing Magazine.From our sponsors: How To Set Up An Automated Testing System Using Android Phones (A Case Study) Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 Posted on 4th April 2017Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share How To Set Up An Automated Testing System Using Android Phones (A Case Study)You are here: HomeWeb DesignHow To Set Up An Automated Testing System Using Android Phones (A Case Study)
Radiokukka/iStockphoto “We have a great opportunity to embark on many initiatives,” says Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan, secretary of the Department of Biotechnology here, which is getting a 16% boost. Meanwhile, a 23.5% jump in health spending includes an 11.54% rise for research that will help ambitious plans to eradicate four diseases from India: kala azar, a fatal form of leishmaniasis, slated for elimination by the end of this year; leprosy in 2018; measles in 2020; and tuberculosis in 2025.India’s nuclear program didn’t get the raise it was hoping for. Its 5.51% increase “is small and inadequate,” says Anil Kakodkar, a member of the Atomic Energy Commission, headquartered in Mumbai, India. He expects that nuclear power expansion plans will stay intact, but that nuclear research “may get a hit.”At the annual Science Congress last month, Modi exhorted Indian scientists to help the nation become one of the world’s top three science powers by 2030. The “lackluster” 2017 science budget won’t propel India far along that road, says Dinesh Abrol, a science policy expert at Jawaharlal Nehru University here. “India is nowhere close to China in terms of investment, capacity, or achievements.” Whereas China is rapidly gaining on the United States, he says, India has been “stuck for years with 0.9% of GDP spending on S&T, which is far less than 2% spent by China.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)VijayRaghavan is more bullish on India’s prospects. “Our approach is to get more for less and be more creative,” he says. “We will work to collaborate nationally and globally, and get more bang for the buck.” NEW DELHI—For scientists in India, 2017 is becoming a year of feast or famine. India’s annual budget, unveiled this week, doles out lavish increases for space, biotechnology, and renewable energy. Programs vying for scraps, on the other hand, include nuclear research, spending on which won’t keep pace with inflation.The budget rollout comes on the heels of an economic crisis sparked last November, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government took higher denomination rupee banknotes out of circulation. The surprise move triggered massive queues at banks as people struggled to deposit old notes and withdraw scarce new ones. Independent estimates peg that the crisis eroded gross domestic product growth by as much as 2%. (GDP growth in 2016 was 7.6%.)The Indian government hopes the new budget will help get the economy back on track. Most boats will rise in science and technology, slated for $8.05 billion in the budget year that starts on 1 April. That’s an 11.5% increase over last year, a robust growth in spending even after accounting for India’s projected inflation rate of 5.16% in 2017. Winners and losers in India’s science budget By Sanjay KumarFeb. 3, 2017 , 4:45 PM The Indian government hopes the 2017 budget, including a hefty boost for science, will help get the nation’s economy back on track.